Picton Beachcomber Inn
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We wanted a clean overnight stop in Picton before getting the ferry to the North Island. Our room overlooked the harbour, was very comfortable and the Inn was in a perfect location for easy parking and finding somewhere to eat in Picton.
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Day 81 - Tues. 17th. Feb.
Today we left Christchurch and headed for Picton on the north east tip of New Zealand's South Island. We drove along the Pacific Coast and through the agricultural areas,
predominately dairy, except for the vineyards of Marlborough (which I'm sure you've all heard of - even if only on a bottle). Headed for …
... rgb(37, 37, 37); font-family: sans-serif;"> The surrounding area is well known as a centre of New Zealand's wine industry. It enjoys one of New Zealand's sunniest climates, with hot, relatively dry summers and crisp winters.
Anyway the sea lions certainly enjoyed relaxing on the shoreline.
The day started with a delicious breakfast of Eggs Benedict. Bob and I decided to hike up the mountain, not really expecting to reach the top to see the 360 degrees of views but to enjoy the views on the way up. We saw many lakeside homes below tucked into the hills and along the shores. All of it seemed very remote and we wondered what life would be like here. Yesterday when we met two couples ...
... the last 4 weeks with perfect weather but The Farmers will welcome the Rain after this prolonged Dry period which was unusual I have been told , especially on the West Coast of the Southern Island. I booked the Ferry Return Journey from Picton on the Internet where you get an $ 40 Discount for Paperless travel. Arriving early in Picton gave me enough time to wander a bit around the small Town. Rain sometimes heavy , made me retreat to the nearest ...
... particularly Tony, who has been in NZ since 1974, so he has tracked the wine industry since it's inception in 1987. He has had the good fortune to be on first-name basis with Tino Blatner, of the Blatner-cross fame re: his hybrid grapes are known world-wide for vigour under whatever the terroir in that particular area requires. Tony's wife, Eva, came to NZ as stressed-out Hong Kong-ese as a Woofer, (World wide opportunities on ...