Thursday, 28 February 2008

Wine tour

Thursday, 27th February 2008

Hello all!

We're still in Blenheim, and we've done a tour of the wine companies in the area today. It was a lovely day, and we had a smashing lunch at one of them. Even managed to find a quilting shop at one, lovely place. Richard managed to buy 5 bottles of wine - just for tasting you understand! It'll be cheaper to buy it at Tesco than to have it shipped from here!

It's very hot today, I think the hottest we've had so far. Tomorrow, we're up at the crack of dawn to catch the ferry at Picton across to Wellington. It's quite a long crossing, so it should be very pleasant. We stay near Wellington tomorrow night before moving up north again on Saturday. The furthest north we get to is Russell on the Bay of Islands, which is quite a way up, and then we return to Auckland for our last night before the tour ends. Don't think we'll have time to see your friends, T and V, but we will try.

Talk to you all tomorrow from the north island.
Christine and Richard


jonezee said...

The blogger must be blocked. This is the second time I have tried to post a comment. I hope it works.

It only takes about ten minutes to drive from Blenheim to Picton, and the crossing takes approx. three hours. I hope it is a nice sunny day so that you can enjoy the experience. If not you can always watch TV or a film. They have everything on the ferry, and we found it very comfortable, despite the weather.

We haven't been able to find a decent bottle of New Zealand wine in Tesco for under £10 and then there were only two to choose from. All the ones that we enjoyed over there were the ones they keep for themselves.

Can't say as I blame them.


Christine Walton said...

Hi Wendy

I saw your comment and have just changed some of the comments settings. Hopefully it will be easier to comment now.

You will also see some changes in the blog - I had a bit of a tidy up - I get a little obsessive about these things and need order in life. Just ask my Mum about toilet seats!!


Lucy said...

Of course I should have logged off as my Mum and signed on as me then - oh well - my excuse is I have Orla asleep on my lap and I'm feeling a little brain pickled!