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... also a cruise on Queen Charlotte Sound.
The weather was cool and overcast and our first stop was at Pollard Park in Blenheim, which had lovely gardens, and the autumn leaves changing colour on the trees were beautiful. From there we went to The Vines, a small winery and group of shops in the Marlborough Wine Region. We only had half an hour, and when we arrived, there were half a dozen other buses there so by the time we queued up and got a pie ...
So today we arrive in Picton having diverted from our original port of Akaroa to avoid cyclone Pam currently blowing itself out down the east coast of NZ. The ship has been amazing in reorganising tours and even a port talk on TV for the new stop. The tours are mainly wineries or chocolates or mussel farms so we opt to look round town as on our last visit we only got off the Interislander ferry and got on the Tranzcoastal train ( well worth doing BTW). It is a typical small ...
... mussel feast the other night was great, Mike brought in 20 kilos of green shelled mussels and Lynley baked fresh focaccia bread with coarse salt and there were dipping sauces Mike had prepared. I stayed up again all night wiht a group of folks drinking wine and sharing laughs.
Yesterday at the morning low tide, some of us drove out a few k to an oyster bed on the sound and gathered 3 buckets of oysters (which are considered ...
... which was overwhelmed with customers waiting to pick up or return their rented camper. Renting campers in New Zealand is huge. It is apparently a favorite way to travel about New Zealand. With this in mind, we contracted with Apollo several months ago to relocate a two person camper van from Christchurch to Auckland. We were about to get a taste of "camping" New Zealand style.
After a couple of hours, we were ready to drive away with our 7 meter long diesel ...
... a delicious dinner and because I was having numerous computer problems, I accosted a young Dutch couple who had been working on a computer all afternoon. Fortunately, the young man knew a good deal about Apple and gave me all kinds of help. They are on an around the world nine month trip. They had worked for years and saved all their money and we're now traveling to every country ...
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