Riverstone Lodge

162 Shandon Road, Blenheim, South Island, 7276, New Zealand | Lodge
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A travel blog entry by lj.oz


Day 762 Yesterday I worked my last day at the sheet metal shop. It was a good three months with a great crew of workers. I'm looking forward to chilling out and running the hostel with Jenn or alone if she picks up outside work.
During the last few weeks I got to talking with Trevor, one of the bosses at work and learned that he bread and trained New Zealand sheepdogs. During one afternoon of work errands we stopped in at his place so he could show me his dogs. I ...


A travel blog entry by mersonjames


... not what any Frenchman would call a chateau. But it does have a bit of roof which has a sort of pointy turrety thing so I suppose in NZ that qualifies it. We are staying in an apartment with a separate lounge and kitchen. The kitchen has a washing machine. Again my only concern has been poor Dot and how much she is missing doing her ironing.

When the receptionist sees just Kathleen and me he says they had been expecting ...

New Zealand - Day 18 - Wine and Sea Lions

A travel blog entry by rathouse


... of sea lions on the rocks by the shoreline and stopped to have a closer look. There were about 200 pups with their mothers lazing about on the rocks. Into Marlborough country and acre upon acre of vineyards. They specialise in white wine here, we stopped at 'Scotts' vineyard for a much needed cup of tea and of course, a wine tasting. Their riesling was excellent, we bought a bottle for later. On to our ...

Marlborough -Wine Country

A travel blog entry by gojencarr


... uses corks in their bottles. A majority of wineries in this region use screw tops. We discussed this topic with more than one vineyard owner and learned that "corking" was destroying a large percentage of yield. It was expensive to convert to screw tops, but the technology has advanced so the quality is assured. However, the perception in Europe & the USA that NZ wines are cheap & low quality has to be overcome. Wairau River wines was our last stop, ...

Great start to the South

A travel blog entry by jonny-and-tara


The ferry across to Picton in the South Island was a really good journey. The sea got a little rough, but the views more than made up for it. As you come in through Queen Charlotte Sound the surrounding scenery is breathtaking. Then as you pull into Picton you see a beautiful little seaside town. Unfortunately we missed the xmas parade which we did not know about until we ...

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