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... by the war-like Maori.
We drove out beyond Collingwood to Puponga – the start of the Farewell Spit – a huge
sandspit that shelters much of Golden Bay and walked out to the incredible Wharariki Beach – last visited when our friend Sue spent some time with us about 6 years ago. Why incredible? Well, it is a long way from anywhere and quite a walk to actually get to the beach. The beach is huge and approached over enormous sand-dunes, like waves of ...
... to travel and meet new people and explore new places, which this trip has been full of and it's been awesome. But I'm also a creature of comfort and the familiar. So even though I love where I am and what I'm doing, I find myself missing people back home and having familiar things around. Being away from that for a few months is fine, especially when I'm in such a cool place. But I don't think I could be one of those people who just ventures out to travel ...
... hikers flocked to these parts (fully equipped with Lycra and hiking sticks) in order to undertake one of the many mysterious trails into the wilderness. I can only assume that the hiking sticks were for protection against Orcs, for the folk who carried them were usually the ones who picked the easiest and shortest trails, yet dressed as though they were going walking for two weeks.
The closer we got to the park, the more majestic the landscape became. A small ...
... Museum or three en route, and we hit all three. First the Omaka WW1 Aviation Heritage Centre (visited by Kate and Prince William back in April), then next door to The Omaka Classic Car Museum and finally the Marlborough Museum with a replica township and wine exhibition. Firstly the WW1 Museum, this captivating exhibition with real and replica aircraft tells the story of heroism not only by allied forces but also of German fighter aces of the ...
After humoring Hallie with some adventuring, I was due for some wine tasting. We starting our tour of the Nectar of the Gods in Nelson. We stopped at a few wineries along the road to Nelson, and somehow continued to find room in our very full car for a few more bottles of wine. When we got into Nelson we found a sweet backpackers and a nice studio room available for pretty cheap. We unloaded...took a nap after a day of driving and wining in the sun and then hiked up ...