Park Regis Picton
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... that it was out of order!!
To continue our journey:
It was wet and murky in Picton, but I managed to buy a tea towel. The ferry terminal had had a power cut so no PA system, "look for a guy in a high vis' jacket, he'll shout when you can board".
Well we got on board and found the premium lounge. We paid £20 each and have free food and drink, comfy seats and big windows! There should be wifi as well but it's not working.
Due to low cloud we ...
... out for a 10 K paddle to,Lochmara Lodge. Our guide is a cutie British gal who is more than capable and incredibly cheery. We are in tandem kayaks so Libby and I started out as paddle partners...the others being couples and I guess thought it would be fun to test their long term marriages with the experience of kayaking together (!silly married people :)) The wind picked up significantly a few hours in and it became pretty obvious that one of the other boats ...
... decided to cool down after the walk and dive into the inviting waters. However, they got out at pretty much the same speed in which they had entered, as it was a little nippy. Over dinner we enjoyed lovely wine and banter. After our main courses we were hankering after a delicious pud, having been left wanting by the meringue the night before. However, the lodge was all out of everything chocolatey and, after a busy day, Mark went to bed with a serious sugar craving ...
... for the camper which we have had sent down from Auckland – it broke while we were in Wellington. Hoping to find a farmers market while we are there.
It is very blustery here tonight with some fairly savage gusts just to keep it interesting. The whole camper shakes, but Col assures me it won’t flip over.
I am missing my kids at the moment. A lot.
Happy birthday Hamish. ...
From Kaikoura we headed up the coast and in land to Blenheim, which had appeared in a few conversations with fellow travellers and sound like it would be a fun place, what we found though was a very built up commercial farm town, so like an illiterate labour councillor, we left! We weaved our way passed countless wineries, salivating at the thought of Pinots and Sauvignons, until we reached Nelson, the gateway to Abel Tasman national park, and apparently the sunniest place in ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsPark Regis Picton
The view was amazing! A quaint place to stay over night with an excellent pool and highly hospitable rooms.
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