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Feb 20th 2008 If you're ever in Palmerston North we can tell you a really good hostel NOT to go to! Unless you miss being in the army. Pepper Tree Hostel was run by a lady with a passion for rules and an unhealthy obsession with her laminating machine! A brief example include: - No alchol in the hostel without the managers approval - No reading on …
... which was pretty cute! We got a message from Robert saying that they had much needed torrential rain this morning.. Great for the grass, not so good for us :( hopefully it will pass later on though. Treated ourself to egg and bacon this morning on the boat, it was absolutely delish!! Arrived at Picton and the sun was even shining!! The drive to Mount Richmond which is just past Rai Valley but before Nelson ...
Those of you who know me well would know that this destination was going to be one of my highlights of the whole year. Marlborough: the home of the best Sauvignon Blanc. It didn't disappoint.
However, before we got to Blenheim - the town surrounded by vineyards - we woke up early in our campsite about 30mins from the Picton ferry terminal in Wellington (North Island). You had to check-in at 7am ...
The trip involved taking a water taxi from Picton to a place called Ship's Cove (a place where captain Cook evidently landed in 1770!). Anyway a beautiful place where our walk began. The weather here is fairly tropical which surprised us! Humid at times but fortunately for us there was a slight breeze so it felt quite fresh.
The track was very straightforward (no map required) ...
... was long because we had to celebrate our working mate from Chile who left on Sunday.
After a long party night a short sleep and you arenīt able to do anything tiring on Sunday ;)
With Sophia, Stephany, Stephan and Chris I went to a very nice beach at Queen Charlotte Sound near Picton. The Queen Charlotte drive leads along the fjord and this road we drove to the beach. It was a very winding road with many slopes ...
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