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... off at the winery village and had a look round. This was the place of the last winery we stopped off at. It was called eridus i think. We hadn't bought a rose yet so we tried theirs and it was lovely. One of their Sauvignons was also lovely and cheap so we bought that too! Well we do love our Sauvignon :) We then bought a choc Orange ice cream to share! Ladened with our wine purchases we made our way back via a brewery called moa. The wind was quite strong at this point and at ...
... we finally got to see a
massive sperm whale for a relatively short time before it took its last
breaths, raised its tail fin and dived under water again. We managed to see two
sperm whales before starting our return journey via a large school of Dusky
Dolphins! Dusky Dolphins are basically miniature dolphins only found in the
Southern Hemisphere, and they made a fantastic spectacle leaping out of the
water and swimming around the bow ...
... already hearing the live accordion music, being played on the front steps. It was yet another cool morning and at almost noon the grass was still wet from the morning dew. Inside the chapel was the winery's tasting / showroom. On the steps of the chapel we were greeted by a young lady in French colours and a beret.
Once inside we noticed that there was already a line for the wine tasting. We ...
... of long hours where everyone sits in a circle and drinks Kava (powder from the Kava root dissolved in water) from coconut shells.
So our friends live two different lives. One at home with their families, wives and children and one in New Zealand with their, often relatives, roommates and work mates where they earn the money to support their families at home. And this every year when season starts from November-March.
Many wish to go ...
... a spray ball which is attached to the tank at the top and basically spins water around the tank. Just being able
to master this relatively simple task was a hugely rewarding moment for me as the equipment used is heavy and I am (was) a weedy little thing. During my first week my mantra became 'righty tighty lefty loosey' (thank you JD!) as I learned to master the spanner.
To be completely honest the first couple of days I spent feeling ...
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