Ugbrooke Country Estate
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- Swimming pool
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- Free parking
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... is huge here, with many thousands of tons being exported.
We enjoyed our trip so much, and with the weather set to continue as fabulous, we decided,
just for a bit of fun that we would venture out on the Marlborough Sounds again, this time out to the end of Kenepuru Sound. We had been there eight years ago on our first trip and thought we were being very adventurous!
It was stunning, beautiful, awesome, amazing, glimpses of turquoise water, of dark ...
... a suitable campsite, we are getting a bit picky now, and expect good views. We finally found Marfells Beach, and I am typing this just 10 m from the beach and sea, only 1 other RV here and a few tents. Remote, it's a DOC site, dept of conservation, does have toilets but no showers, just the sea. We went for a walk along the beach, and saw some odd looking black and white birds standing on the rocks, thought ...
... stands. We walked away with lemons, peppers, avocados, tomatoes (which I dropped on the ground) and a hammock! All very exciting items!
After living in exciting, but small, Queenstown for 5 months, getting to Nelson (a city with traffic lights!) was good for my city boy soul. It was a wonderful place, and we almost didn't leave...we'll just make sure to go back soon.
Onward we drove to Blenheim, the true heart of New Zealand's Marlborough ...
... needed time off as I have not had more then a few hours in about three months, we decided to organize a day to go whale watching. We booked our trip for Sunday and were sad when the weather on Friday and Saturday was atrocious with high winds and non-stop rain. We called the tour on Saturday and they were almost certain sailing would be canceled.
I got up on Sunday to watch Holland play, and the skies looked clear. I watched alone (Kira ...
We hired bikes and set off to Wither Hills winery. We toured the winery and discovered how they made wine. After several tastings we were on our way. We both enjoyed the Reisling. Best to have wine just below room temperature rather than freezing as you experience all the flavours. The marlborough is made up of three main valleys. Depending ...