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We suffered a really cold night where we didn't know about the air-conditioning and the silly fan heater had the biggest knock in it and just plain didn't heat up. Anyway, we arose to bright sunshine, a stiff chilly breeze and within an hour it was very overcast, low clouds and extremely cold (by our uninitiated standards). We checked out a seal colony and stopped for some scallops for Relle and a lobster fritter for Mikey! We hugged the coast and a railway line for a long way and ...
... to being in the mountains, we loved how cosy it was it felt like christmas which was very confusing for us as it was only September. We couldn't wait to explore when we finally came to after a much needed sleep, we were really pleased with our accommodation that had a log fire, hot tub and unbelievably hot showers. We walked into town and found the most beautiful walk though a rainforest to the glacier we couldn't believe that a place like that could exsist, it ...
We took the ferry down the Cook Strait from the North to the South Island to start the next leg of our loop! After waking up at 6am, most of us were out for the first couple of hours of the ride, but we woke up in the middle of the Marlborough Sound, ...
We stayed in an amazing apartment overlooking the Picton Harbour which is on the Marlborough Sound. Very busy little harbour with the Interislander Ferries coming in and out, the cruisers and even the Queen Mary 2 was docked for the night. Filled in one rainy day sampling the lovely Marlborough wines and spent one day crusing the sound on a 'Mail Run Cruise'
Thre are quite a lot of little isolated settlements ...
... estates listed the residual sugar of their wines on the bottle, which was very interesting for me. All the Reds were at or below 2g/100ml whilst some of the whites were below 3g/100ml. On the other hand, some such as the Gewürztraminer were up to 7g/100ml. From the tastings I didn't particularly admire any of the Reds so I conceited that white was the wine to get in Marlborough. We ended our tour with a Spy valley Riesling ...
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