Tresco Blenheim B&B
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... There are many sea birds around, most look like seagulls to me (but we're told they have other names like shearwaters and such), but the one that stands out was the albertros. We didn't get to see any when we were down south, probably because they were all at sea. They're big birds, apparently the average wingspan is about 4 metres, similar to the length of a car.
One of the symbols on my bone carved necklace is of a fishhook. The Maoris believe this brings good ...
... enjoy the Habitat model of helping people. Habitat has a straight forward approach that strikes the right chord with me. Families are chosen who are in need of help, who can put in the required sweat equity, come up with a deposit, and pay a small mortgage. The repaid funds are then used to fund further developments. It is a practical way to help break the cycle of poverty and definitely a 'hand up'.
While it would be much more financially efficient ...
... the wine and then mounted our aluminium steeds to venture on towards the next tasting opportunity. I think we managed six wineries in total and were only stopped from visiting more by closing time arriving all too soon. My tasting notes are as follows:
- The champagnes were consistently the best plonk on offer, as one would expect;- They make a lovely C******nay and Riesling in these parts. Dare I say that maybe the Kiwis have been exporting the second-rate Sauvignons to us ...
We namen de overzetboot van het Noordeiland vanuit Wellington. De vaart duurde ca 3 1/2 uur en de zee was heel rustig. Onderweg zagen we nog wat dolfijnen... :-) gratis meegenomen. In Picton kregen we een nieuwe huurauto en doorheen de wijnvelden van Cloudy Bay reden we naar ons ...
Having left the ferry at Picton we drove down to Blenhiem a key wine producing area in the Marlborough region. The idea was to visit a vineyard. We struck lucky and found one that produced wine and olive oil so we were able to sample both! (The olive oil being particularly interesting for Rob). The main wine produced in this region is Sauvignon blanc and following some tasting we ...