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We enjoyed our night's accommodation at the Pepper Bluewater Resort. We had an early buffet breakfast, and then boarded the bus for the long trip to our eventual destination of Blenheim. It took us nine hours to arrive at our destination. We followed the Pacific coastline, with the Kaikoura Mountains forming a rugged backdrop to the west.
After saying an emotional farewell to Colin the campervan (yes, Natalie likes to name vehicles…definitely a girl thing) we headed straight over to the car hire place to pick up a car to head North to Picton.
After being king of the road for two weeks in my seven ton beast, I couldn't believe my eyes when they pulled our new hire car …
As usual we got a late start out of Christchurch and drove our rented Nissan p.o.s. (but auto transmission to Renu's relief) north toward Marlborough for some more wine. Marlborough is the world's preeminent wine region for Sauvignon Blanc -- at least according to my informal polling -- located on the northeastern coast of the South Island. The …
Left Christchurch and very shortly the sun appeared not to disappear all day. We travelled through the most beautiful countryside through the Cheviot area where we stopped for coffee. We then got on to the coast road and the sea was almpst as blue as the sea off the Great Ocean Road in Australia. Stopped for lunch at Kaikoura where we were able …
... to feel well oiled, if not a bit tight, to borrow an expression from the 1920s. Before lunch we managed to squeeze in a trip to Forrest, our second in as many days. This time we were in for a treat though. We had told Kerry how much we liked The Doctors line, which is their experimental range (getting a good tasting wine with only 9.5% alcohol takes some doing) and that we had given out bottles of it as presents to a lot of our friends, who also loved it. ...
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