Travel Blogs from Blenheim
... to the On The Track Lodge. I was very happy at this point 'cause I was getting tired. Before I could get too excited I reached another river. And this one was quite wide in my opinion. At least six meters across. Again: took off the boots, but didn't bother with the sandals. Stubborn, pigheaded, lazy .... !
But oh joy! Just a few minutes on I reached the lodge and instantly I was as giddy as a school girl. It was: just. so. stunningly. beautiful! It was ...
... at the devastation still evident in the CBD. There was a whole row of shops that had been evacuated during the earthquake and left exactly as they were to gather dust. Every shop window had 'cleared' and the date spray painted on it from when the police were checking buildings. The huge volume of car parks in the city are actually sites where buildings collapsed and the beautiful church in the middle of city is damaged almost beyond repair. There are a lot of protests ...
... so that they are only there temporarily before being released back into the wild. We got to touch various lizard things, one of which is the closest thing alive today to dinosaurs which is pretty cool. My favourite thing there though was definitely the baby orphan blue penguins. The were seriously cute and had been rescued from a storm drain. The pictures ...
... Christmas tree and loads of space to chill out both inside and out. It was raining yesterday which was the perfect excuse to have a day off and just use the facilities. I got stuck in the toilet and after trying the lock and banging madly on the door for while I ended up having to lift myself out of the window above the toilet to get out. I then forgot about the incident completely and am now too embarrassed ...
... profession, (she is in the middle of a wine making degree and has placements in different wineries around Marlborough and also including the Moa brewery) and keen to give us some tips about where to visit on our wine tour we plan to do when John comes next week. She immediately launched into the beer sampling routine and 6 or 7 types of beer came out! I had to cut back as I was driving but Steve valiantly tried them all. I took a picture of Steve and Rene ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center