Asure Sundowner Motel
Travel Blogs from Blenheim
... Picton we get a new hire car. We set off for Blenheim which is only about half an hour away. It is the centre of the Marlborough wine growing region. The area is a flat valley and the road stretches straight for miles with nothing but vineyards on either side. We stop for lunch at the restaurant at the Hans Herzog Winery which is set in a beautiful garden.
Then it is on to Chateau Marlborough where we are staying two nights. ...
... helping at the showground. Jock arrived home about 15 minutes after we arrived. It was good to see them both again. 22/02/2014 We woke up early to get ready for the show and then headed down to the showground. I entered Hef into the junior class for the shearing and then we sat and watched the woolhandling. Hef's heats started. He had a really good shear and qualified first into the semi finals. He had a good shear in the semi final aswell and made it into the ...
... up, including two German boys and their kayak. Before we headed out for our Queen Charlotte Sound tour, we visited the Edwin Fox, a preserved ship that is 160 years old and the oldest merchant ship in the world. It was used to transport convicts to Australia & is the only remaining wooden ship that brought immigrants to NZ. During our last day in Blenheim we rented bikes and rode out to Omaka, at the edge of town and checked out the Aviation Heritage ...
... into the leader of the scout troop who mentioned what an excellent talk the vicar had given. 'Oh really?' exclaimed his wife ' I wasn't aware he knew anything about it. The first time he was sick, the second time his hat blew off!' Exit scout leader stage left!!! The old ones are the best............. Picton has appeared gleaming white in the sunlight at the end of the Sound, so I'd better close temporarily and pick up ...
... profession, (she is in the middle of a wine making degree and has placements in different wineries around Marlborough and also including the Moa brewery) and keen to give us some tips about where to visit on our wine tour we plan to do when John comes next week. She immediately launched into the beer sampling routine and 6 or 7 types of beer came out! I had to cut back as I was driving but Steve valiantly tried them all. I took a picture of Steve and Rene ...
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- Swimming pool
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