Ugbrooke Country Estate
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- Swimming pool
- Business Services
- Free parking
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... on and jumped back in bed again. Now all that activity is not easy to carry out very quickly at our age but this morning we did it faster than any other time previously.Yes I am still talking about jumping out of bed , please get your minds in the right space.
Tim and I very much believe in fate and it just seemed that fate was being incredibly kind to us in NZ. When we housesat for the lovely Gemma & Shane in Wellington we received an invite from Gemma's parents Gaye and Martin, that if we were passing through Blenheim to stop by for a night. This could not have been any more lucky for us as Blenheim just happens to be right in between Nelson and Picton and we had just a couple of days ...
... had a four-wheel drive - as there was a wide and rather deep-looking ford to cross. We spent a night at the lower camp site – just us and one other bus. Unfortunately we couldn't get to beach without braving the deep and fast running river, so the next day we moved to the upper site (with the other bus). We spent a very happy day there – the sun was shining brightly but there was a keen wind blowing – so no sandflies – the curse of the South Island and ...
... first stop.
The lady in the visitor centre spoke of the splendour of Mirror lake, but once more time seemed to stand still as I gazed upon the perfectly symmetrical image of the mountains reflected within the lakes pristine waters. Only the ripples caused from some unruly ducks spoiled the illusion as I became lost once more in the mystery of these lands. I was so content during these days that even the excessively large cameras from folk who were not photographers ...
... was interesting. Further along the road we came to what is called on the map, The Store, it's on the coast and a little unusual in that it doesn't do 'what it says on the tin' it sold meals and drinks and some artisan fair, like painted tiles and textiles. Lunch was spent again on the coast, this time with views of SEALS! They were just lounging on the rocks, you know, ...