Picton Beachcomber Inn
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free parking
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Here we are at the end of January 2014. Where has the time gone? How have we managed to 'do' South island in 2 weeks? But we have, oh and the memories. This blog doesnt even scratch the surface of the fun weve had or the many places weve seen. Ive read weve travelled over 19,000 km. Peter was aghast at that 'stat' then realised it included FLIGHTS …
... Paua. Paua are somewhat famous here. Their shells are stunning on the inside. They're called abalone in Canada I'm told. Anyways. Did some snorkelling off of a rock reef thing and found some Paua. Had a rough time with the knife trying to pry them off the rock. Maeve got 4 but had to throw one back because it was too small. They aren't allowed to take babies. It was a fun experience but my head and lips got cold pretty fast in that water. I ...
... and made fun of some asian people in the restaurant and served great smoked salmon pizza. We continued on to Picton, we tried to jump on a last minute ferry to Wellington since the look of Picton was sad and rainy... but no dice. Next ferry was at 1100hrs tomorrow morning, we bought our tickets. We found a place along the port to stay. We have to admit Picton is ...
... headed off to Blenheim. We visited the I-Site first (local information centres) where we booked ourselves into a nearby Campervan park in Renwick (down the road). The owners were extremely helpful and we even managed to hire a pair of bikes for the afternoon to go round the Regions Wineries. So, we set off and headed out on our Bikes. The terrain was OK but it was very, very windy!! Still, we stopped off first at Cloudy Bay and tried 3 of their wines ...
... else was done eating and waiting for me to finish so we could head to town. All thirteen of us piled into an extended van taxi and split the crazy expensive $58 ride. We went to two bars during the night starting off at the Irish Biddy Kate's. This was the better of the two. Chilling atmosphere and not too loud so we could hear each other. We played some pool and had some good beers from the tap. After a while we went over to the ...