Blenheim Palms Motel
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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First stop today was a long walk through the Wairau Lagoon (not far from Blenheim) to get to the ship wreck of the SS Waverley which was sunk here back in 1928. The Wairau Lagoon is a really nice, and huge area of flat wetlands so the walk was really easy (and hot). We finally found the rusted ship wreck sitting in just a few inches of blue water, with a backdrop of ocean and mountains – not a bad spot!
Sunrise number two greeted us this morning as we emerged to
find we had parked our van up literally on the beach again! Unfortunately we
couldn’t enjoy it too much as we had to be off and back in Kaikoura by 7.15am
for the Whale watching trip. There was talk that the boat trip would be
cancelled due to bad weather (just our luck) but luckily we finally got the go
ahead and the boat went out. The boat travelled to about 7 ...
... already hearing the live accordion music, being played on the front steps. It was yet another cool morning and at almost noon the grass was still wet from the morning dew. Inside the chapel was the winery's tasting / showroom. On the steps of the chapel we were greeted by a young lady in French colours and a beret.
Once inside we noticed that there was already a line for the wine tasting. We ...
... day we can host my new friends as they have hosted me. They have been so generous, I am very grateful!!
Sunday we drove to Christchurch and spent the night with Maeve's family. We made our final trip to Dunedin Monday and the road conditions were less than ideal. Some flooding and a lot of rain..
We made it back safe and sound and now I've got to hit the books… Lots of essays to write this month.
... at Yealands winery. Having no previous experience in the wine industry I had no idea what to expect. All I knew was I was going to work a 'vintage' as a cellar hand which I guessed correctly was the time of year where they harvest the grapes and make the wine. The vast majority of the other cellar hands that Yealands had employed for the vintage had degrees in winemaking or similar and experience in the industry. I have to admit that at first I found ...