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By the time we got off the boat we took another look around
the town (we really like it here!) and headed north towards Blenheim, via a
seal colony and a seal pup waterfall! This is a waterfall just next to the seal
colony beach where the seal pups venture up the stream from the beach to play
in the plunge pool and take refuge while the mothers gather food. We only saw a
couple of seal pups but it was still pretty cool.
... literally have each other piggy backs then they could eat the grapes, not the idea piggies - stick to the grass! The chickens are played classical music! We also visited Withers Hills where Kate & Wills visited on their last tour. In a concession to Nia's patience with our wine sippings, we concluded the day with a visit to the handmade chocolate factory where Nia took her ...
... up was some Vin Chaud in the winery. even though the winery was just a few minute walk from the chapel, there was a horse and carriage that took an extended route through the vines. We got in line and waited our turn. The ride was no more then five minutes. There was a little wait for our Mulled Wine as they ran out of cups and we had to wait while they got more. It was very welcoming once we got our hot ...
... When we came back in February though, we moved into the house across the road, where they had been living since they came at the beginning of the season, and we slowly got to know them well. We grew close, as some of them would just randomly pop into our room, sit on the beds, talk (more or less - English is not always good), take some of our food, speak to us in Tongan, invite us over to their part of the house, drink and go out with us on the ...
... 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. ...