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Since my last update our route has continued as follows: Banks peninsular, Arthur's pass, Fox & Franz Josef Glacier, Blackball, west coast, buller gorge, Motueka, Abel Tasman/farewell split, Nelson, French pass, Marlborough Sounds, Blenheim, Picton Our search for penguins ended on a high in Timeru where we saw upwards of 15-20 little blue penguins coming in for the night metres in front of us. The little blue's are about 40 centimetres in height and come to shore after ...
... Anyway luckily it's not 1940, she was not SS, and I'm not a British spy so I was never in any real danger (don't worry, Mum!). She had hired a car and was collecting it in Picton where the ferry port was located, planning to do a quick tour of South Island before returning home to begin her new job working for CERN in Switzerland - awesome! As you might expect, she was an intelligent and interesting individual with a commanding presence (and also a great cook of ...
... that he isn't driven by big business or making money. But rather, a healthy way to live, support his family and support safe environmental practices. When I wasn't working or having good discussions with Bob and Jennie, I was exploring wine country, weeding and picking food out of the organic garden that feeds them for much of the year or reading. It is beautiful country despite the monoculture take-over of wineries from a once diverse landscape of crops. ...
... Taupo - where I threw myself out a plane (I'll get to that in a minute...) - River Valley - a remote hostel where we shared a 30 man bed - Wellington - the capital city ! (By now my suitcase had deteriorated to a wheel less , handle less , dysfunctional , box full of my clothes ...a new heavy duty one has been purchased. That'll teach me.) Taupo was definitely the best place because of our activities. The first day there was too windy to sky dive which was dangerous, so we ...
... steep corner and a 45 degree incline!!! Once up, view is to die for....totally deserted place way up high in the hills...can see every boat that leaves or enters picton...bedroom, bathroom, lounge area plus picnic table and chairs outdoors on balcony....so so beautiful! We arrived at about 1pm and she had not got our rooms ready so we went back to town for lunch and a walk around town, checking out where to drop off our rental car ...
Other places to stay in Picton
27 Waikawa Road , Picton | 3 star hotelfrom $98
17-25 Waikawa Road, Picton | 3 star hotelfrom $93
Kenepuru Sound, Marlborough, RD2, Picton | 3 star hotelfrom $163
Queen Charlotte Sound, Picton | 4 star hotelfrom $363
303 - 307 Waikawa Road, Picton | Hotelfrom $113
45 High St., Picton | Hotelfrom $75
Picton Blenheim Highway, Picton | Hotelfrom $65