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... day we can host my new friends as they have hosted me. They have been so generous, I am very grateful!!
Sunday we drove to Christchurch and spent the night with Maeve's family. We made our final trip to Dunedin Monday and the road conditions were less than ideal. Some flooding and a lot of rain..
We made it back safe and sound and now I've got to hit the books… Lots of essays to write this month.
... 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 ...
... into a truck. Once a truck is full it returns to the winery and safely deposits the grapes in the receival bin. Once the winery goes into 24 hour production the vineyard follows meaning that much of the harvesting is done in darkness, further proving the skill of the drivers involved! Particularly with all of the rain that we experienced during harvest which of course made the vineyards difficult to get around.
Cellar work is generally divided into white ...
... over the world. She keeps them in a couple of drawers at home. It is the first time I have ever seen her actually using one. It is however nothing compared with her collection of hotel slippers, which we have stored in a container at The Shore Porters Society.
I am not totally idle. We have a Satnav with the new hire car and I set about finding out how to work it. A very forceful sounding lady talks to me in German from inside the machine. I can't understand ...
... but we loved the view of miles and miles of grape vines stretching in neat straight lines. We stopped in Kaikoura and just enjoyed sitting at the beach enjoying the stunning scenery of the ocean, mountains, green valleys... We might have seen the whales in the distance, but it was hard to tell. well, let's say we did. :-) We also got ourselves hats - black captain's one for Viv and cool blue straw hat for me. We both ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsStonehaven Homestay Blenheim
John and Paulette make you feel welcome from the moment you arrive. We had a great stay here, the food was fabulous and the whole ambiance of the place makes you relax.
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