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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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... the amazing ruggedness and height of the Otago Peninsula
- the way some mountain ranges which appear to tower over the plain or glacial lake beneath them, are themselves towered over by another mountain range behind them
- the lack of guard rails on impossibly dangerous winding mountain roads with death awaiting the occupants of any vehicle that departs them
- the one-lane bridge crossings, which require one direction of traffic to give way, but in ...
... shock or homesickness. For the better part of this week, I have been experiencing one of these lows, or as I like to call it, the backpacker blues. The backpacker blues are annoying, but totally normal. Just like everybody has bad days, every traveler gets the backpacker blues every now and then.
This particular case of the backpacker blues was a bit trickier than usual. I’m not homesick, and I’m not stressed by culture shock. So what the hell’s the ...
... us the hot tub. Not a spa pool mind you, 'cause there's no chemicals, electricity or plumbing involved. It's just a tub, filled with fresh water and heated with firewood. It didn't take us three long to get in there. If you want your own: kiwitub.com! I hope they export haha. After the hot tub, time for a nice shower in another one of the amazing buildings on the grounds. I loved the doors especially! And then time for dinner. Duncan had warned me about the size of ...
... of winemaking. As the rookie, I do a lot of cleaning and general odd jobs. That will change as I learn and improve. For now, I basically help out wherever an extra pair of hands are needed and I’m happy doing it. I’m almost always tired or hungry and my spirit desperately misses the sunshine, but I’m glad I took the job. That said, I’m also glad it’s only temporary. Also, did I ...
... lucky again with the weather. It is a lovely sunny day with no wind. The sea on the whole crossing is flat calm, much to my relief as I am not a good sailor.
The ferry is not full but there is the usual jockeying for position for the best seats. We get a couple of nice looking seats in an area at the back with glass walls giving a good view. A woman is sitting near us trying to keep seats together for seven friends and having ...