Scenic Hotel Marlborough
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... into Easy's Mitsubishi and hightailed it south on SH 1 towards Kaikoura. By the time we left the hostel we had just under two hours to make the hour and a half drive. We got there in the nick of time with about ten minutes to spare. We checked in and then got a quick coffee and bite to eat at the cafe in the whale tour building. A sign above the check in desk stated that previous trips out got to see 1 or 2 whales. After conjuring in the ...
... machine and they travel from vineyard to winery by truck. When the grapes first arrive to the winery, they are dumped into a large bin and pushed through an auger to a machine called the crusher/destemmer, which relieves the grapes of their leaves and stems. They are then pumped into press machine, which is basically a large rotating barrel with a big bag inside it that swells up to squeeze the juice from the grapes. Now the juice begins it's journey to become wine. ...
... but successful and though not all of us sing the same lines or know the same tune it was just like home. A little hot tea before bed, hot showers to clean the ocean from my hair and I'm going to bed feeling content. Blessed and grateful for this opportunity. I'm so lucky for all I the experiences that I have had here and all of the experiences that I've had throughout my life that have proved useful here. Pete said that most 20 year olds ...
... of wine. When asked if it was for a celebration they announced they were expecting a baby! The wine was delicious, but we didn't purchase because we had many more vineyards and tastings to come.
Our second stop was at The Moa Brewery, a place that made Chris incredibly happy about life in general. Here we tried five ales, all incredibly drinkable, whilst the lady doing the tasting told us all about the brewery whilst giving us many generous top ...
... after a lot of walking!), we got some great views and the path was more forgiving with the uphill climbs. Tough ride though, with lots of big boulders and tree trunks, branches in the way, tight corners with steep downhills. Proper mountain biking, this was not the Speyside way!!! 2 hours later with many photo stops and a wee ice cream stop when we arrived in Anakiwa, we made it back at the start in good time. Quick well deserved shower after ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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