Old Saint Mary's Convent
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Fed up with putting sun tan lotion on her forehead Nia has gone for a fringe Today's triumphs included a new battery for the car and haircuts for all Not so successful was our further wrangles with 2degrees re our internet access. Why is it do ...
... club), small world! We took quite a few photos of the cars plus a couple of the guys that know Mike. After this we called at Gibson Bridge, a small boutique vineyard and did a tasting, the first of many I am sure. The future plan is to drive back to our lodge and visit vineyards within walking distance for another tasting, today that was Giesen.
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... the bottom of the mountains and a mere one and a half kilometers off the shore. The ocean floor drops to around 1000 meters deep here creating the underwater Kaikoura Canyon. This is the perfect feeding ground for the giant Sperm Whales and a few others as they fill up on giant squid and other large fish.
The Sperm whale grows to an average of 18 meters (the length of our boat) and weighs between 50-60 tons (3 times that of our ...
... pumped through a series of hoses and lines to a fermentation tank. Often the juice travels through a filtration machine called a rotary drum vacuum before it begins fermenting. Harvesting, pressing, pumping, filtering – none of it would be possible on such a large scale without mechanization. It's all about the science. In case you didn't know, I'm notoriously and hopelessly unsciency, so I can't tell you much about this part of wine production. The ...
... br> Then, after a last short turn we suddenly found ourselves on the Cook Strait. The sea was totally calm, no more waves than the Geneva Lake on a summer day. No dolphins in sight. At some spot halfway between the 2 islands, the strong current apparently hits an underwater ridge which creates a strong upwelling; this completely flattens the surface over a length of maybe 300 m with much higher and choppy waves around it. Then the sea’s appearance becomes normal again. ...