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Headed west from Richmond to travel the coast road toward Motueka. As we didn't see much coast to start with we detoured to Rabbit Island. No rabbits seen, so it was a short visit. Eventually stumbled upon a lovely beach as Kaiteriteri, it seemed that the rest of New Zealand was there as well. Little Ones Spike went searching for rabbits on Rabbit Island but he didn't find any, no trace of them at all, not even any rabbit ...
... be taken to the offices of "Wine Tours by Bike". Guess what they do. Yes, today has combined two of my favourite things, being outside and wine. After a quick briefing session on the bike (I hadn't ridden a bike for ages, but it was easy...just like riding a bike!), and some suggestions on which producers to visit (we stuck to small wineries. Why come all this way to taste wines that I can buy in Tesco? Still, each to their own), we set off on our Famous Five-type bikes, only this ...
... something anymore, these two do make particularly good sense.) You won't have to email everyone. (Wifi during travel is often slow or not accessible.) And face it, no one will be required to read it, only those who want to! I'm happy writing a travel journal. Just for me, even. On the new app I just downloaded for my ...
... got the clueless guy on the other end to reset the system so that it would work. All up we must have been there about 15 minutes. And of course, the moment it got working, other vehicles rolled up and used it immediately without any thought as to the hassle we had just gone through so that they (and we) could benefit.
We got into Nelson and of the two major roads into town, we picked the one that had 30km/h speed restriction due to a very long ...
... small, rather shabby sign that was in a vineyard that obviously grows and sells their grapes to Oyster Bay. So DM, this one's for you...I had a small toast to you with my camera!!
We then stopped by Highfield winery, a very classy joint with its panoramic 360 degree vistas of vineyards, vineyards, vineyards...it has a spectacular bubbly, Elstree, and their Pinot noir was fantastic! Despite being a $48 price tag, D just ...