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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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... for a safety video, we were put on a bus that took us to the harbour where the boat was waiting. We promptly boarded the vessel and found ourselves in comfy airplane seats.
We left the harbour and in the first five minutes, the boat came to a quick halt. Our guide directed our attention to the left and the crew quickly opened the doors. We hurried out and to the roof top observation deck but only got a millisecond glimpse of the back ...
... pumped through a series of hoses and lines to a fermentation tank. Often the juice travels through a filtration machine called a rotary drum vacuum before it begins fermenting. Harvesting, pressing, pumping, filtering – none of it would be possible on such a large scale without mechanization. It's all about the science. In case you didn't know, I'm notoriously and hopelessly unsciency, so I can't tell you much about this part of wine production. The ...
... be scared or apprehensive about snorkelling in the ocean. He said jaws was a horrible thing for our generation.
In the next few days we did some wake boarding, water skiing and fishing again (with actual fishing rods in the boat this time). Unfortunately we didn't catch much. We also took the kayaks out for a paddle around the bay. All the salt water activities! I know I belong somewhere by the water. The outdoor life suits me. I ...
... all hit it off, especially when it turned out she had lived in Brighton for many years, working in pubs such as The Bat And Ball and The Hobgoblin. It's a small world. We bought a box of their fine pale ale, and asked if we could collect it the following morning as we left town.
Next we cycled on towards a small 'Food Village', where we helped ourselves a little too much to chutneys, savoury jams and fudge, before heading to their wine centre ...
... here and there were no shops or petrol stations or anything really for hours. So although stunning, I can imagine it would be a nightmare to live here unless you have a helicopter! We finish the journey at Cowshed bay where we spend a little time on the beach and dipping my feet into the freezing water. We the stop near there at the only real bit of civilisation, a little tea shop in a holiday ...