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Travel Blogs from Picton
back to New Zealand, it felt great to touch back down on a hot summer
day after ebing back in the great white north. Franny met me at the
bus station after the long flight back, and we had a solid night of
drinks and good company with rita and her flame hamish joining us as
well. But the weather was too good to be true, and there was too much
to see. I left the next morning and headed out to visit Della as ...
... I've read 12 books and I'm halfway through the 13th. Maybe I'll give a list and reviews of the books I've read by the end :)
10. Driving here is a little freaky. They drive on the left side of the road, which is really weird to experience. I haven't had the chance to try driving yet, but I will eventually and it should be interesting! Also, pretty much every time I get into a car to ride with someone somewhere, I always head for the drivers ...
... Plains where dairy, beef and sheep farms along with vineyards are the main agricultural activities. I drove out from Rangiora heading west to a number of small towns over the time I was at the house exchange. A number of familiar names like Oxford, Belfast and Sheffield. The Plains are surrounded by hills and mountains, so are very popular for ski-ing in the winter and walking/tramping in the summer. I visited an ...
... dolphins on port side. Everyone who know were port was ran over and tried to get a good look.
And indeed there was a group of silver blue dolphins swimming and jumping happily next to the boat until we passed them and turned the corner into the little Picton Bay.
By now my new Camera from Thailand had temporarily given up the ghost. It had a "focus error" on the display every time I turned it on.
Luckily some research showed that this was "only" dirt or sand ...
... endangered and various islands around New Zealand represent their best hope of survival in the wild,
Some of the islands are off limits but you can visit Motuara Island. Apparently some bright spark had the idea that Motuara Island could be used to raise goats and, like many of the islands land clearing was undertaken. However, there is only one natural water source on the island and it is a tiny pool. So goat raising didn't work very well and the ...
Other places to stay in Picton
27 Waikawa Road , Picton | 3 star hotelfrom $98
25 Waikawa Road, Picton | 3 star hotelfrom $93
2923 Kenepuru Road, Picton | 3 star hotelfrom $163
Queen Charlotte Sound, Picton | 4 star hotelfrom $363
45 High Street, Picton | Hotelfrom $75
Picton Blenheim Highway, Picton | Hotelfrom $65