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... we set off for Hamilton early for us at 8am. However Rod having negotiated the boring town bits I took the wheel after two hours through the minor road route and we sped along! making it to Hamilton in very good time. We had time for a delicious lunch in Te Awamatu and hopefully I will be able to recreate the beef salad I had. We were grateful for Sally Sat Nav to find our hotel in the middle of Hamilton. First real traffic we've seen since leaving Wellington. Hotel was billed as ...
... and it started to rain!! Typical. We met Katie's friend and his two children at the pool. She stayed with them when she first moved over to NZ. We all got in the hot tub to get out the cold rainy pool. It was 38 degrees!!! It was lovely :-). We went to new world supermarket again for some lunch. We got some bread and lasagne from the Deli. We got an Uber taxi back to Katie's house and had lunch whilst researching getting a car and where to stay in the ...
... A beautiful place, the bottle label is of the Richmond mountain range, which amuses me as Richmond is a family name. We had scallops ceviche for lunch there, a tasty accompaniment . I think Villa Maria next. Weather has been rainy , and cloudy, I suppose only appropriate for an area called Cloudy Bay! Cooked delicious lamb in our camper van for supper last night, getting quite good despite the culinary restrictions of the ...
... on driving.
We drive back through the Marlborough wine region and its huge vineyards. The temperature gauge keeps going up. It reaches 26c which is the warmest we have had yet in New Zealand. The sky is still clear and brilliant blue.
We stop in Blenheim. Kirsty decides to buy some New Zealand wine to try them out (in addition to buying her favourite Australian wine too!), perhaps persuaded by the endless sight of grapevines we drove through!
... something from each and every one. So far we have picked up some local organic honey and some homemade Worcestershire sauce (as a reminder of home). Alex had to stop me short from buying horse poo which he convinced me we had no use for even if it was a complete bargain at only 2 dollars per bag. As luck would have it the region also grows all of New Zealand's hops. Which meant it was beer o'clock at all times of the day for Alex. Armed with his beer map he set about ...
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