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 …
... in this is the death of "The Red Barron" huge and impressive. Then onto the Classic cars, where the collection totals 161 cars, motorcycles and some agricultural machines. Sadly my camera battery ran out before I could take a photo of every single one. But you might be pleased about that. Lastly the Marlborough Museum, all about the growing and production of wine and completely boring. We somehow missed the replica township, but we were probably museumed ...
... On The Cake:
Most expected segment of this trip - "South Island". Toyota "Prado" was our decision to be our partner for rest of the trip. Piction was very silent and slow city. Hardly we witnessed crowd or signal on road.
Due to off season most of the wine factories were closed and we couldn't visit any.
In The Heat Of The Moment:
On the wWay to Greymouth we stopped by for a while for taking photos. A ...
... full-sized Mercedes Benz, we knew it was going to be a great day. It was about an hour's drive from Nelson to the first winery and during the drive we had a great chat with Allan, an amazing fellow with numerous experiences. He was a commercial pilot and flew airplanes up and down the South Island carrying people, cargo and an air ambulance; he also owned and managed an apple orchard, and now does tours. He was very friendly, charming and proud to show us his New Zealand. ...
... It was slack water when we got there but we could see the rocks and the whirlpools and eddies which make it a very difficult and dangerous place to take a boat through. David and Erin had actually done it with friends some years before in a sailing boat – rather them than me!
We then headed on down to the settlement of French Pass and were able to back right up to the beach with a fabulous view of the ocean from our “bedroom” ...