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TravelPod Member ReviewsWillowbank Motel Kaikoura
This motel is showing its age and looks very tired, but it still is reasonable with it cleanliness and comfort. The WiFi is offered but does not reach all its rooms.
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Up early this morning to catch the ferry to the South Island, it was the same process as the spirit, took just as long to board and there was nothing to do on there for 2.5 hours. There was a playground on board but apparently, a major incident had happened the day before that was horrific and had to be investigated.... Yes.... We felt safe. Lewy …
... in each direction, showing his massive dark eyes. Another two then manoeuvred their way down into the sea - how difficult is it to look cool without limbs, only hands and feet!! After checking into the hostel we had about an hour free so I had lunch and enjoyed the sunshine. So all ready to go. And then it was cancelled - too windy out at sea. Gutted. It shows the difference though between waves near the shore and those out at sea as it looked fairly calm ...
... some kind of snapper later on.
After the excitement of the Blue Cod, my line had barely hit the bottom, when I felt yet another bite and this one felt massive! I gave a bit of a tug to secure the fish, as I had been taught and then began reeling in what like a very heavy fish. When the first fish came out of the water, it was a Sea Perch and I was a bit disappointed, but then the second hook appeared, there was a Barracuda attached. I was pretty ...
... official welcome to the trip talk.
The pace will be ummmmm, brisk! This is good as there is a lot to see and do and every moment I find I am shaking off the winter sleepiness that we can fall in to and my mind is very focused...my body moving.
I am currently off on a 3 day kayak trip up the Marlboro Sound and will write about this stunning place later.
in the meantime, I hope all is well with all of you,
When we reached Wellington it was early evening.. we went straight to the backpackers we had booked a room at for the night. I wasn't sure what to expect from a backpackers lodge but it really has made me more confident and keen for travelling. The prices were excellent, the rooms not bad at all and I got the chance to see how backpackers live while on the road. This backpackers, similar to many others, offers a kitchen facility where ...