Scenic Hotel Marlborough
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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... that the weather is good enough for the cruise to go ahead, but they explain that there are large swells coming from both the south and north. They ask if we suffer from motion sickness, Kirsty replies "we'll soon find out"!
Formalities completed and boarding cards issued we pop back outside to wait to board (a bus to) the boat. In the short time that we were inside the sky has already changed, now blue sky dominates and the clouds that remain are rapidly burning ...
... with a sprinkling of fancy dress.
In Blenheim we checked into our huge Airbnb apartment and met Lynne and Russell our lovely hosts who made us feel totally at home, especially as we were greeted with freshly baked peach muffins.
Boarding the boat in the morning we set off 10 miles off the coast in search of the sperm whales that were passing through the region. Sperm whales surface every 40-50 minutes for about 5 minutes ...
... br> Sometimes a ferment can become 'stuck' i.e. fermentation ceases before it is ready. Sometimes this is because the yeast are in need of nitrogen. In this case DAP (diammonium phosphate) is added. I had this experience with some barrel inoculations I carried out. Sometimes the grapes are harvested before they have a high enough sugar content. This typically happens due to bad weather conditions when the winemaker must choose between ...
... day we learned that another tour of New Zealand was taking place at the same time as ours, this one by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. By total coincidence, the Royals had visited Blenheim on the morning of our arrival day. From then on, the second thing I had to say to everyone I met was "no, I didn't see William and Kate yesterday" and try not to sound too indignant that our own visit had been upstaged.
Before reaching Blenheim we broke up the journey by stopping at ...
... a 45 minute uphill climb through native forest and sat on a rock and had some lunch. When we got back down to the path we decided to venture off in another direction and after a while came across a very friendly donkey which we fed for a while and I wondered how we could persuade our landlady to allow us to have a donkey! The sand flies were out in force so we carried on up the track until we realised we had to turn around and head back in time for ...