Old Saint Mary's Convent
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... waiting for our turn, while others milled around the small interior. Eventually we were up and tried all the wine they had to offer. Five whites and three reds later we were all feeling a bit warmer. The wines were good but nothing too fancy. A few of us grabbed some French onion soup and took the warm food outside. We ate our soup and posed for pictures together and with Bacon, a pig that was tied to a ...
... was in paradise. Maeve's parents arrived later on and we hit the hay early. Finally a nice bed to sleep in. Her dad and grandfather built the cabin and we were posted up in the room with 2 bunk beds. Maeve's sister stayed with us. It's amazing the parallels that my life has to theirs. It's just like the cabin at Moose Lake but add the ocean.
I had a wonderful sleep Thursday night and woke up naturally at 730 am. Maeve, KC and I went for ...
So I've been in New Zealand over two months now. For anyone just tuning into my trip, here’s a quick recap of what I’ve done so far:
I started in Auckland on January 26. I spent my first three weeks backpacking solo in the North Island. Then, on February 22 I returned to Auckland to buy Rad Red and pick up Vero. Vero and I roadtripped together for 3 weeks. Starting in Auckland, we first toured the Northland region (north of Auckland) before heading ...
... br> beautiful vineyards and learned about some of Peter Yealand's innovative techniques and sustainability measures. Yealands has the biggest solar panel installation in New Zealand on the roof of it's winery and also generate heat energy through burning the vines from the vineyard.
Tiny babydoll sheep keep the grass mown and the bottom of the vines neat without being able to reach the precious grapes and adorable kune kune pigs do the same job ...
The first 70 or 80 minutes the ship chugs gently through perfectly smooth waters. The coastline is extremely irregular: hundreds of little coves and bays at the bottom of quite steep, heavily forested slopes. A fair share of all passengers enjoyed the views on the upper deck. A flotilla of Optimists –clearly the sailing school, crossed the fjord, with a small launch supervising. It very much reminded us of our younger sons sailing an Optimist on Eem meer in ...