The weather was kind for the four hour journey from Picton to Wellington. On the boat we shared a small lounge area with a couple from Manchester who run their own luxury train service, the Golden Eagle.
I had a number one buzz cut to complete my toothless hobo look but then managed to find a dentist to carry out root canal treatment and a temporary crown fix.
We had the good fortune of staying at the Marlborough Vintners Hotel, a wonderful unit with patio in the heart of a vineyard. The fresh food was great with vegetables grown from their cottage garden. Lizzie ate the best ever Bolognese sauce that we will attempt when we get back to the UK.
One of the highlights of our trip to New Zealand was the visit to Peter Yealands Vineyard. The link below gives more information about Peters journey and success. His wines will soon be found in the UK at Tesco’s and Sainsburys
We skipped the stay at Kaikoura, the room was dark, I got a stiff neck looking for the sea view and the motel manager was changing all the locks for an undisclosed reason. We travelled onto Blenheim planning my dental strategy but not before we stopped at Oahu Point to check out the cute pups in the Seal Colony.
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