It seems our photo plan have been foiled again, it seems that USB is currently out of fashion in the southern hemisphere! At least the place we are in is amazing so it makes up for their port deficiencies! It is a little backpackers that has fruit trees with plums, peaches, apples and other things from the Dan's allergies list that Jenni can enjoy! I get to have lemons, yum! It is the only lovely place (that we can afford) in the whole of the Marlborough wine region, the towns look like big American strip mall kind of places and all the locals look like extras from 8Mile! Jenni was convinced she would be mugged by one of the Eminem lookalikes until we found this little oasis in Renwick called Watsons Way. It is amazing how horrible the towns are here as the country side is really beautiful, there are loads of vines on the flat planes that reach to mountains that seem to surround everything until the beach which has black sand and stunning turquoise water. It is a shame they didn't try a bit harder to make the towns beautiful too!
We are planning a cycle trip through some of the 25 vineyards tomorrow that are all within a 5km radius of our hostel. A little bit of exercise between wine tastings, should be fun! http://www.destinationmarlborough.com/
Stopped at a seal colony on our drive up today which was really brilliant, they were right near the road so you could see them all really clearly. there were about 200 seals there, from big bulls to tiny pups. Some of the pups were in a sort of nursery with one of the young adults in a little rock pool that they were all playing in, it was really cute! We think we might get one when we are back. We had a walk to a waterfall afterwards which was really pretty, it is the first walk we have actually finished now, a full 10 minutes return! It has been really warm today, and not rainy which has been great. This should mean the mattresses in our van might start to lose that lovely slightly damp feel that they have been developing!
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Dan & Jenni