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5am and on a boat as dawn broke. What a day we had today. Swimming in the morning with more than 300 dolphins in their natural habitat. It was an amazing experience. They are the happiest creatures they jump and play and when you are in the water they play with you.
Back on land by 9am and after breakfast we headed to The Marlborough …
The first 70 or 80 minutes the ship chugs gently through perfectly smooth waters. The coastline is extremely irregular: hundreds of little coves and bays at the bottom of quite steep, heavily forested slopes. A fair share of all passengers enjoyed the views on the upper deck. A flotilla of Optimists –clearly the sailing school, crossed the fjord, with a small launch supervising. It very much reminded us of our younger sons sailing an Optimist on Eem meer in ...
... Open Water Dive course. It was a really fun week doing the course, we spent one day in a swimming pool and 2 days diving at a volcanic lake in Auckland. I've always wanted to do the course but I thought I would struggle with breathing underwater but it was amazing, so liberating to be able to swim around for over 30 minutes at a time. I'm looking forward to seeing some amazing dive spots around the world. I spent the weekend at Piha, which ...
... real ales. The girl doing the tasting had worked in Manchester for s spell and had enjoyed her time there, so the tasting took on a light hearted bantery mood. The tasting concluded with one from their Reserve Range, The Moa Imperial Stout. A dark stout weighing in at a hefty 10.2% . The Moa is a NZ bird which is sadly now extinct. Quite apt name really, a few too many of those and all your brain cells would join the Moa in becoming extinct. Very nice though. After that ...
... Plans are being made to repair the ship, but it is currently in dry dock). We immediately booked with the more expensive company, thankful to have got one of the last places available on the boat we had just watched sailing away. We later saw a note in the tourist information saying that places for the crossing had all been booked up until the new year. Making sure we arrived in Picton a day early we noted the torrential rain. The road ...
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- Continental Breakfast
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking
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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