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Franz Joseph near west coast Glacier. Superb scenery. Had a good ride today got here earlier about 2.30pmish. Had a rest as we are both so tired. In a lovely unit. It is like being in the rain forest again. Downstairs appartment this time number 2. We have a table and chairs outside patio and ferns abound. We have been for a walk and got some food …
We decided to move on from Queenstown (although we loved it there) in order to try and keep vaguely to schedule. Already our allotted time on the South Island seems to be running out and there is lots more to see! We took the road west for about 55 Km up to Glenorchy (LOTR territory) with a view to some walking and a night stay here. The drive was equally if not more spectacular than the previous day and as my superlative supply is now running dry I shall say no ...
... leave to start our drive to Blenheim.
The journey to Blenheim is less than two hours, so we hope to be there before 12.00. We are looking forward to viewing a few of the vineyards in Blenheim as this is home to the famous Marlborough wines. We check in to the Scenic hotel, get ourselves settled then head out. We go to a lovely small vineyard and French Bistro for a spot of lunch including a wine tasting. The sharing platter of various pates and ...
... onto the Queen Charlotte Tramping Track. I took Kevin out on his first proper mountain bike trail, again the Queen Charlotte track, at certain points it is open to bikers and I thought it would be a great place for him to start. At the beginning he nervously looked at the sign that said 'Grade 4+ advanced' and questioned whether he'd be alright, "yeah they always exaggerate these things, you'll be fine". He only came away with about 15 bruises. Our next stop was the Abel Tasman ...
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Small place this but good very backpackers
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