Lochmara Lodge - Wildlife Recovery and Arts Centre
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I am taking advantage of a few hours to myself, a random internet connection and tales to tell. Our group has split up,for a,few days with some going backpacking and myself and 4 others going kayaking. We left Kaiakora yesterday morning, explored more of the coast on our way to Renwick which is in the heart of Marlborough wine country. Not the …
The Queen Charlotte Trek travels the Marlborough sounds between various resorts dotted into the hillside and accessible only by boat. We stayed at Lochmara Lodge, where we saw glow worms and swam with phosphorescence! The phosphorescence was like swimming through glitter. Unfortunately, all we could capture on film was blackness, so all the photos …
... colour description for Mark's hair!! Her hair was clearly a burgundy colour from a bottle, covering her grey :-) It was only after a "So, anyway...." from me that we were able to move on and talk about our booking. She couldn't find us on her computer and said "Are you sure you aren't staying next door? Their rooms aren't a nice as ours though." It was only then that I double checked my spreadsheet and realised my error. I'd researched this motel but in the end we ...
... to a local fishing near by he said when he was out on his boat a few days earlier the depth finder read the water to be 11 degrees celsius. He also said the ocean here does not warm up above a cool 16 degrees. We tried to explore the beach but the wind was again relentless. It has been windy for a few days now and I'm thinking the wind got up to almost 100km/h out in the open at the beach. We got back around diner time and got mentally ready for a long week of work.
... from the ranges. The sea was a muddy green colour way out and on the rather rough and desolate looking sea wall area were several cold and wet fishermen with large nets, apparently catching whitebait which are found in this spot and one other only in this area. A great delicacy and due to a limited season fairly pricey, the buckets contained thousands of tiny silvery fish. One hopes it was all worth the effort put in as it certainly looked like a slow and miserable sort of ...