Scenic Hotel Marlborough
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... and aahed our way up the east coast, each view better than the last, stopping briefly to take a look at the Ohau waterfall where in the spring you can see seal pups (not today though). We also saw some (more) seals in the sea, and then headed on our way. We reached Blenheim mid afternoon, and after a quick sandwich I of course wanted to look round the town, however having driven north it had got warmer again, so it was now 26 degrees...we did head towards town, down a very busy ...
Short drive down to Wellington, went to Te Papu museum, while we waited for ferry, which was very good. Great exhibits explaining the history of the pacific island and influences of incomers. Really well presented. Travelled from Wellington to Picton on Interislander ferry, took 3 hours, was grey and damp at first, then dry but very windy. Fantastic scenery, Islands, and inlets and lots of crinkly edges. Sad not to see dolphins or seals. ...
... are supposed to have at least 50km of fuel left when the warning light goes on, and we went 30km and after later filling up indicated that there was about 2L left when we filled, we may have made the 50km before conking out. The reason for doing this is that I stupidly agreed with the motorhome company to return the van empty in Auckland in order to receive a "discount" on the full tank they gave me. But of course, very few people will actually achieve ...
... all the winery's just closing so were out of luck. None the less we saw the vineyards of Cloudy Bay, Wither Hills, and Marlborough Bay stretching as far as you could see as the sun was setting. Arrived back in Picton starving but found that the restaurants were pretty busy. A few beers instead and we eventually found a nice little French restaurant called Le Cafe with only a handful of items on the menu which was ...
... see who can dig out the tank the fastest and while I'm a lot stronger and fitter than I was to begin with I'm waaay behind the pros!
I wish I had some exciting stories for you of what I got up to on my rare days off but I'm afraid the most I ever managed was a load of washing and a Breaking Bad marathon! I didn't even make it out to see Kate and Wills when they visited Blenheim even though it was my day off. In my defence, it was raining very heavily!