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... reports make the area the best known sheltered anchorage in the southern hemisphere. Cook sheltered here several times, mainly to repair his ship and load up with fresh water and food supplies.Ships Bay is well known for Cook's landings as he visited this area several times. A fresh water stream runs through the bush and food was gathered, mainly fish and birds. James Cook must have thought he had died and gone to ...
... with the owner, a very knowledgeable German (now Kiwi) lady who learned all her winemaking skills in Germany. She has won many medals and her wine was incredible. We bought a bottle of Gewurtztraminer which was to die for! We arrived in Picton in good time to fit in another Hokey-Pokey Ice Cream before catching the Islander ferry. Lovely weather and wonderful view of Queen Charlotte Sound and Tory Chanel before entering Cook Strait and arrival at Wellington.
... of nutmeg. Yum!!!! Our next stop was Hunter's this vineyard was run by a women who after losing her husband three years after they started their vineyard continued the business and was recently awarded the top woman in wine in the world! The flavours at this winery were my favourite of the day. Each of the wineries offered 5 different varieties to taste so by 10 AM I was definitely feeling GREAT! We were joined by an Australian couple ...
... the remainder of our time on the South Island. Initially we had planned to spend another night in Queenstown, but the rain had hindered any plans, so we took to the van and made for the west coast. As we followed the winding roads amongst the rolling green hills, I felt more than ever like we were in England, for the rain had grown unbearably heavy and the sky was dark and gray despite the fact it was only the afternoon.
We stopped at another lakeside town called ...
... although you do share it with gangs of New Zealand fur seals. Lazing amongst the rocks we have both nearly stepped on one at some stage! 200 kg of blubber can move surprisingly fast when it needs too! After we'd had our full of the beach we headed inland slightly and came across a quirky caravan-cum-museum sat by the roadside. 'The lost gypsy curios' is an eclectic collection of miniature (and some giant) mechanical contraptions ...