St Leonards Vineyard Cottages
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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Our first night in Picton was spent at The Park Regis Hotel. After a full NZ breakfast we set off in search of the Queen Charlotte track set high on the Marlborough Sound for a good tramping. Note - for rambling / walking New Zealanders use 'tramping'. For overtime working New Zealanders use the expression 'to toil'. Subtle changes on the same meaning. Stopping en route at a beautiful bay we got chatting to an elderly English ...
... got me a job helping put the shearers names up on each stand so I helped to do that after lunch. Hef got ready for the final. He had a poor shear, the sheep weren't great which put his marks up, and he came 4th overall. But he was happy to make the final. We watched the rest of the show. The open heats and final were good. David Buick had an awesome shear and won the open. It was a good show, but we were tired by the end of the day so we headed back to Donna's. ...
PICTON THURSDAY JANUARY 30
Today we sailed into the beautiful Marlborough Sound. The Sounds are actually flooded river beds whereas Milford Sound and Dusky Sound (which we visit later) are fiords, that are formed by glaciers. Marlborough sound is surrounded by lovely green mountains cover in the pinus radiates tree which is the tree we have been seeing in all the ports that they cut for ...
... down into Picton and the Sound. We'd also burnt off some Christmas calories. As soon as we returned to our motel I was ravenous and devoured a couple of hobnobs - yum. I love eating stuff when I am well and truly hungry it always tastes so amazing. I should do it more often :-) That afternoon we played some more Scrabble and drank some delicious New Zealand alcoholic ginger beer. I love drinking stuff. I should do it more often :-) We are clearly creatures of habit who ...