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Three bears have been reunited in Wellington! I left Wanaka after having spent three months with a great group of new friends and to be desired snow. All in all it was a nice way to earn some cash along my travels and escape a dismal ski season without injury. After two delayed flights I landed in Wellington and was greeted by two very …
... after a dolphin that swam along with ships in the Marlborough Sands the fizz was called Pelorus (writing this as much so we can order some later as anything else!) The dolphin can also be found on all their bottle caps. The wine in Cloudy Bay was lovely, particularly their oaked sauvignon blanc called Te Koko, which if you couldn't see it in the glass you might swear was a red. Once again their riesling was also delicious and by this point we ...
... the other side of the plan. He managed to get the plan flat and just before he crashed he jumped from the plane. After doing a couple summersaults he got up found an another platoon to take him back to base where he jumped into another plane and continued on fighting. How cool would that be to say your great grandpa did that haha!! They also had old pieces of plane that were from a well known German Ace who had 80 victories ( planes shot down). When it ...
... out and hitched a ride to Wanaka with a New Zelander. Curious to learn a little more, we had a great 2 hour drive, and was offered beer and photo stops.
Feeling the urgency of time we got on a bus early the next day for Christchurch (the fastest way to get North). We was happy to find the same lovely bus driver, Big George, who gives a great ‘tour guide’ experience. When we reached there we told George of our plan to hitch further north to Kiakoura ...
... to us by the campsite as a small family run company still in it’s infancy. We were greeted by Tania from Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels as she rushed through their wine selection.
As if then by magic, our new best drinking buddies turned up at the vineyard and the banter carried on where it had left off.
The vineyard was only 5 years old and we were extremely impressed by the dedication and passion the husband and wife ...
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