Travel Blogs from Blenheim
... dinner but Lucy said her stomach was not feeling so great so we relaxed for a while with a brandy, Lucy making the odd trip to the loo...but she was lying...at around seven o'clock I stepped out of the van to get our food together and noticed another Escape van pull in. Not thinking too much of it I watched the ducks go about the business and then turned around to see a face that I knew but that did not belong. I felt as though I had seen a ghost, there in ...
From Kaikoura we headed deep into wine country, and with Mum's friend Rosemary's detailed recommendations at hand we visited as many vineyards as we safely could while driving (which turned out to be 3). First Hunters which showcased some lovely sparkling wine and Pinot Gris (both of which ended up safely stowed for later in our car boot) then to Cloudy Bay with its beautiful garden and finally onto a grape library. A grape library is a long line of different grape vines where ...
... got to Picton (South Island), walked around the tiny town, which is usually super quiet in winter, and had our lunch, the sun came out. It was very picturesque, but after having a reconnoiter and seeing all there was to see, we decided to drive the twenty minutes south to Bleheim to stay for a couple of nights.
We found a lovely campsite which had some hungry eels in the river - not so lovely! ...
... to any of their South Island stops for unlimited times in a year. They were also helpful in booking hostels, activities, and you got the odd free meal and discount too!
After working in Hastings, I thought I'd start to see a few more places, and participate in some of the adventure activities which NZ is known for. I met a great group of people on the Stray bus, and travelled with them for most of the remainder of my trip.
bit late, but here comes my next entry ;)
About last week isnīt much to tell you again.
I have to work hard, that sucks, but last week we were allowed to do some other
work on the vineyard except bud robbing. We had done shoot thinning again ( I
hope I explained that, in the last entry) and wire lifting. Wire lifting is the
easiest job and really nice compared to bud robbing :D
You just have to put the ...
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