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- …
... s traffic, lost one of its propellers last year. As there are no dry docks in NZ it had to be towed to Australia (2.500 km away!!) for repair. Fortunately at least the propeller was salvaged a few weeks ago.
Picton is a small harbour town, quite touristy and of course the bulk of its economic activity is brought in by the ferries. It is set on the end of a splendid fjord. Not many spots on the Mediterranean coast can compete with its unspoiled beauty, especially under this ...
While it was absolutely amazing to catch up with my friends in Australia, I had this overwhelming feeling of relief and like I had returned home when I landed in Auckland. As I have lived there for a few months now I feel like I know the area and more importantly it was nice to be back with the nicest people I have ever met, Kiwi's. Kortne picked me up from the airport with a beaming smile and a massive bottle of L n P (a NZ soft drink which I ...
... deciding on that name! Due to the inclement weather we did not rush our tasting, which was good on two fronts, one being the wines were very good and second when we did emerge it had stopped raining. By the time we had completed another couple of tastings, the clouds had thinned and the sun had its hat on. So we ended a testing day with a visit to a brewery. Sounds strange but there is a little brewery surrounded by vineyards. They make a range of "craft beers", what we ...
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