James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor
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... roads. Perilously hungover, we eventually made it to a
little place called Pelorus Bridge. This was to be the starting point
of our travels on the south island and a beautiful campsite it was
too. This is also home to an 80m long swing bridge which was pretty
Over the next few days we passed through - and stayed at - various little
townships, saw various beautiful little bays (Elaine Bay was
definitely a stand out one), and went to plenty ...
... distance away on a very distressed state. She was bought to Paua World to rejoin the group. An unfortunate occurrence. Lunch was at Salute which is a fantastic tapas restaurant. After 8 courses, the ladies were let loose to explore this quaint town. Our last point of call was Schoc Chocolate house which has been rated 3rd best chcolate in the world. The different combinations of chocolate were astounding. I ...
... the wonderful Melbourne airport bus got us there very quickly, and we ran through the airport to make the hour advance on international baggage. We caught our breath just in time to make it to the gate and learn that our flight was delayed. Rainman was rather punctual, so he may wish to note that in addition to being safe and having tight seats, Qantas isn't terribly punctual. We were again on a 737-800, which was dwarfed ...
... later we reached the lighthouse at the entrance to Wellington Harbour. Couple of quick photos before my camera, backpack etc could blow away and we turned for home.
Much easier walking with the wind at our backs. Only issue was alternating between being bitterly cold with the wind on your back or being too warm when we go around a corner and get shelter from the wind. Anyway after about an hour and a half we are back in the warmth of the car.
... unpredictable straits in the world and tragically has taken many lives prior to modern navigation. Needless to say, we did not feel the slightest hint of danger aboard the vessel as the ship clearly has been given a taste for the finer things - plush couches, bars, eateries. I imagined myself as a modern day Rose aboard the modern day Titanic. Bonus: our sail ended with a smooth docking into Picton as opposed to "ICEBERG ...