Blenheim Palms Motel
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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Feeling better than I deserved (probably due to the same day hangover) I woke and joined Ry, Mom and Doug in packing up and then starting the morning drive to Picton to board the Inter-islander ferry. We returned our Rav 4, boarded the ferry and wave goodbye to South Island. We cruised through the Marlborough Sound with lush green mountains dipping into the ocean. We felt the massive rise and fall of the waves in the ...
... soggy clothes out to dry and we made a salad for lunch. We then headed out for a walk up to the end of the sound which was a lovely view - they are so beautiful. We came back and relaxed a little, reading mainly. We made our dinner (pasta with pork meatballs) then packed a little and had one last dip in the spa. We're now watching lord of the rings and recognising the places we went to in hobbiton! ...
... night and the day is very grey. We started by visiting a nearby Arts and Crafts centre and then a Chocolate factory, but we didn't buy anything, just got a free sample of chocolate so not so bad. We drove out to Rarangi Bay and then onto White Bay, both part of Cloudy Bay (the place that the wine is named after). Both places had walks but the weather did not encourage more than a wander out to look around and then back to the car to warm up. So we decided on ...
... Even though we could only clearly see the tops of them we could tell how huge they were. Then after a couple minutes one arched it's back and one more breath later it dipped under and the massive tail came out of the water as it dove. Within seconds the second one followed behind and they were gone. We got to witness this graceful dive three more times in the next half hour, apparently a real rarity.
Soon our time was up and the ...
Only a short one today as we spent the morning on the coach from Kaikoura to Picton; back to the Villa hostel (the one with the free apple crumble) for a night.The afternoon was spend chilling apart from a quick visit to the second hand book store in an attempt to find the rest of Virginia ...