Thursday, March 29, 2007

What USB port?

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!

Thanks again for the comments!

Dan & Jenni

10 comments:

Finn said...

Have you tried shouting "U S B" at them very very loudly. It generally works wih foreign types. What lingo do they use over in Noozeelund. I'm not sure I know where it is.

Also, PLEASE reinstate the allergies section at once. It's much funnier than both of you put together.

Finn said...

Also Dan, your Dad told me that he has pictures of witches being burned. I am scared. Is he usually like this?

Jamie said...

Well I can helpfully report that USB is plentiful here in South America (that's in the southern hemisphere too), in fact you often see heards of them skampering about like little lambs.

And here you have to say "oooh esa bee", try that!

John & Barbara said...

John and Barbara wish you well on your travels in the more dangerous and primitive regions of our planet! Here is an excerpt from "Manners and Customs of Mankind", published in 1932.
A Maori who had come into contact with the dead was taboo. He was cut off from all communication with his fellows. He was not even allowed to touch food with his hands. It was laid before him on the ground and he had to sit or kneel, with his hands held behind his back, and eat it as well he could. Sometimes he might be fed by another person, but the feeder had to be careful not to touch the tabooed man. In earlier times the person offering the food had to be naked lest contamination should pass from clothes.

KK said...

Hello, thought I'd add my two penneth. Lovely hearing all your adventures, and hope you've not run into too many sandflies lately, they sound horrid. Keep posting and looking forward to some snaps of your van. Also, what are the cooking facilities like? Hope Dan is managing to try out some NZ brownie recipes to brighten up rainy days. Kirsty x

Anonymous said...

Terkkuja täältä aurinkoisesta Turusta! Mäkin pääsin vihdoin mukaan teidän matkalle. Ihania kuvia ja kuulostaa mahtavalta nuo teidän seikkailut. Have fun and take care, Jessica,Marco & Daniele

the muggers said...

For some reason Blogger isn't letting us log in to add any extra post which is a shame as we have finally located a USB port and have put some photos onto flickr which would have been nice additions to the site.

Sam said...

Sam & Bex say 'hear hear' to Finn - also, why don't you just bank with barclays or something - UBS aren't very likely to have many branches down that way... it's not rocket science...

the muggers said...

Grrrrr
we wrote a whole new lovely post and then the bloody computer threw us out and we lost it all. It is now the next day, so lets hope we have a bit more luck!

Chaela said...

Keep up the good work.