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... A beautiful place, the bottle label is of the Richmond mountain range, which amuses me as Richmond is a family name. We had scallops ceviche for lunch there, a tasty accompaniment . I think Villa Maria next. Weather has been rainy , and cloudy, I suppose only appropriate for an area called Cloudy Bay! Cooked delicious lamb in our camper van for supper last night, getting quite good despite the culinary restrictions of the ...
... 2hours was spent trying to sleep on a bench like a homeless man and then 3 hours in McDonald's for warmth, however due to throwing up I still couldn't eat. Then at 11pm I got on the overnight bus to Wellington which even though I wasn't sick I barely slept as I had an isle seat and got no more than an hour sleep at any one time.
... 24 people. It was owned by a lady of which I didn't get the name and Tom. Their son Duncan was staying over. Everything they had was brought in by boat. They made it into a great looking place, with cabins in the styles of several countries. I slept in a french-themed bedroom. There was also a Mongolian Yurt, a train cabin and a few other huts. Except for 2 older ladies, I was the only guest that evening. Got everything I needed, but was harassed by sandflies a lot. They ...
... are not far from imagining Blenheim. I don't recall its centre being the subject of a major fire or earthquake but it looks as though the main shopping centre was built entirely in the 60s and is now looking a bit ragged. Fortunately we are booked in for just the one night and move on tomorrow to Nelson, close to the beach and the Abel Tasman National Park. One feature of the New Zealand roads we've forgotten to mention so far is ...
... looking out over Franz with the bright blue ice above and the rockier mountain sides around us, it was like being in a fantasy film. We made our way up and over the ice, pulling ourselves up and down steps on steep sides of us with ropes looking down crevasses, mill wells and ice tunnels along the way. This truely was one of those experiences you will never forget and we could still not quite believe we were standing on the Franz Josef Glacier once we had made our ...