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 …
... me I could touch them they were so close and it was the most incredible 45 minutes I was so fortunate and will probably never be so lucky again ! All good things come to an end and I had to get out as I was frozen, the dolphins just carried on swimming around, Jo saw them playing in the surf but very hard to get a picture.
In the afternoon we drove to Invercargill and are staying for the night at a campsite just outside the city, quiet clean and ...
... decided to cool down after the walk and dive into the inviting waters. However, they got out at pretty much the same speed in which they had entered, as it was a little nippy. Over dinner we enjoyed lovely wine and banter. After our main courses we were hankering after a delicious pud, having been left wanting by the meringue the night before. However, the lodge was all out of everything chocolatey and, after a busy day, Mark went to bed with a serious sugar craving ...
... I wish I could say that the rest of the brew went as expected.
The point came when we were supposed to drain the beer from it's boiling pot, through the cooling hose. We set up our container and opened the valve...drip...drip...drip. Opened it a bit more. Same. It can't be clogged because there is a filter in place. We get the spatula and stir around in the pot to find that the filter had come off. Horrendous turn of events. So Andrew and ...
... or rough the sea will be - rough sea today - there is only one level worse - outright super storm. As the tickets printed, each of us was warned about potential sea sickness. I took the ticket and boarded. I had been on boats before - how bad could it be?
As we chose our spots to get comfortable, we found out that our ship would be delayed because ...