Scenic Hotel Marlborough
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The crossing to Picton was good but the weather stopped us taking any photographs of Queen Charlotte Sound, it was too grey and misty to do justice to one of the most awesome entrances to a port anywhere on the planet. At the hotel now next morning waiting to Skype Paula's Kids. New Zealand summers are just like ours, baking one day, chilly and …
Fri 10th Feb..... wine country We had a wonderful drive from Akaroa to Blenheim through Kaikoura (whale watching mecca). Kaikoura is on a peninsula jutting out from the coastline. We did not go on a whale watch as the sea was too rough and I do not have good sea legs!! We saw lots of fur seals and dolphins along the route - there were lots of look- …
... be scared or apprehensive about snorkelling in the ocean. He said jaws was a horrible thing for our generation.
In the next few days we did some wake boarding, water skiing and fishing again (with actual fishing rods in the boat this time). Unfortunately we didn't catch much. We also took the kayaks out for a paddle around the bay. All the salt water activities! I know I belong somewhere by the water. The outdoor life suits me. I ...
... by the Gimblett Gravels vineyard on the way...small world in the wine industry!
I tried to find Oyster Bay winery to take pictures and have a tipple for my 'case-loving friend', but, alas, Oyster Bay has gotten so big and does so much mass-production now, they don't need to give tastings nor tours at their cellar door, so they don't even offer up an address to find their location or winery! I had to content myself ...
... hills so the driver must be very careful to keep balanced. Inside are lots of mechanisms to help with this, like cameras and a level that beeps if the harvester moves too far to either side. The harvester works by straddling the vine and 'beating' the vines back and forth basically knocking the grapes off and into the harvester and an on board mechanism removes most of the leaves. The driver knows how many rows he can harvest before he is full and has to tip ...
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