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Upper Moutere

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  • Day15

    Abel Tasman Day 1

    November 21, 2016 in New Zealand

    Conclusion - I am a sunbaby- born in summer - barefoot - being outside - that's how I love to roll.

    Biggest fear being cold
    Second biggest fear being VERY cold
    Ok for real my biggest fear is being dependent, but being cold is a very tiny fraction from that.

    I loved Abel Tasman we drove all the way to the top of the nature reserve, it was totally worth the windy road. We went through quite a few pineapple lumps to survive the narrow road. We set up camp and went for a lovely long beach walk. Loads of birds around and we rescued a confused little fish. Roedolf even went for a dip, ambitious !!

    Salmon on the bbq for dinner paired with a very passion fruity sauvignon blanc from the region. While washing the dishes, I saw the sky is turning into marshmallow colors, I called Roedolf and we chased down to the beach to watch the sunset. A truly spectacular beach.

    Life's a beach!!
    {Issy}
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  • Day17

    Wednesday winetrial

    November 23, 2016 in New Zealand

    We drove to Nelson via the wine region of upper Moutere and the Hills from Marahau, the bottom side of Abel Tasman.

    First stop is Neudorf Vineyards. The winery is hidden in a beautiful setting. The sommelier with a very distinct fringe serves us the Sauvignon blanc, Pinot gris , Chardonnay, Pinot rose and Pinot Noir. All their wines have a distinct texture and presence. The Chardonnay is aged in stainless steel for majority of the time so there is no resemblance of oak. My favorite was the Pinot rose, it tastes like summer in a glass, very crispy and refreshing. We got our cheese and olives out of the camper and enjoyed a picnic with a glass of the pinot rose. I love the free spirit& laid back attitude of the South Island, a world class boutique winery that let bring your own picnic goodies.

    Next stop is Te Mania who shares a tasting room with Richmond Plains. Te Mania has with the largest vine rugby ball in the world, which was made when the All- Blacks defeated France in the World cup Final. I tasted the Sauvignon blanc and the blanc de noir something unique in NZ. This winery is 100% organic and biodynamic. A very informative tasting by the dutch lady that served us.

    The last stop was Waimea, a very friendly cellar door tasting. I loved the sauvignon blanc. I also tried a Turkish delight and florally white, but that was a tad to sweet. We enjoyed talking to the Kiwi lady that also recommended a camp spot called Aussi Bay for tonight, she reckoned to drive through Nelson to the scenic Havelock and Marlborough sounds. Roedolf, skipped the tasting to be the responsible driver. We hanged out there for while, R had some tax work to do, so we had coffee. He tried the cheese scone,which is everywhere in NZ, they don't seem to keen on jam and cream.

    The Pinot Noir's in this region is a bit more full bodied with strong berry and cherry flavours, which I adore.

    Tasting the delicious whites of New Zealand was on my bucket list for South Island. The experience was amazing and I particularly liked Neudorf as it was quaint and not commercialized, they only produce 1000 barrels a year.

    {Issy}
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  • Day56

    Weintour

    April 2, 2017 in New Zealand

    Nach den kulinarischen Köstlichkeiten gestern haben wir uns heute den flüssigen Genüssen gewidmet. Auf unserer Weintour waren wir auf verschiedenen Weingütern und haben leckere neuseeländische Weine probiert. Dabei haben wir festgestellt, dass uns die weißen Weine besser schmecken als die roten. Marie-Luise hatte etwas das Nachsehen, da sie noch stillt und fahren musste.

  • Day34

    Jour 22: Milford Trek - Jour 3, NZ

    March 9, 2017 in New Zealand

    Kia Ora,

    Vous savez, on dort pas très bien avec 40 personnes, il y a beaucoup de bruit de toutes sortes, je vous laisse deviner... malgré la fatigue de la veille et le peu de sommeil, je suis prêt pour cette troisième journée, la plus exigeante de toutes. On part à 8h30.

    Il faut monter 500 mètres et en redescendre 900 dans un chemin très accidenté de 14 km. C'est le temps d'avoir un ciel dégagé car nous irons au sommet du Mackinnon Pass à 1154m et aimerions voir la beauté des montagnes et les vallées. Mais non, il pleut toute la journée, tantôt assez intense et tantôt en bruine. Rendu au sommet, il y avait des vents de 40km /h. Finalement, on a rien vu de toute cette beauté! Quand on se compare, on se console. À quelques jours près en mars 2008, ils ont reçu 46 cm de neige au sommet.❄️❄️❄️

    Par contre à cause de la pluie, on a eu droit à plusieurs chutes d'eau donc le paysage est quand même beau. Encore une fois, les derniers 5 km ont été difficiles à compléter, surtout le dernier qui finissait plus... J'ai fait la distance en 7h30.

    Plus fatigué que la veille, à cause de la journée elle-même et d'accumulation de fatigue, on soupe, une petite joute de carte, c'est maintenant 2-2, je suis au lit à 7h30 que nos nouveaux amis français avaient réservés pour nous, avant même la communication du ranger...

    Pendant ce temps, Julie va mieux, presque plus de douleur à la gorge. Donc, les filles osent une petite sortie, tour de Gondola, petite marche en haut, super belle vue de Queenstown et un p'tit verre de vin pour Silvia au sommet, Julie se contentera d'un bon p'tit jus de fruits tropicaux! 🍹

    J&M
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  • Day33

    Motorprobleme in den Weinbergen

    November 2, 2016 in New Zealand

    Unser Engine light leuchtet, da schauen wir lieber bei einer Werkstatt vorbei bevor es in die Wildnis geht. 😫

  • Day83

    Chmelova brigada

    November 1, 2015 in New Zealand

    Po prijezdu na jizni ostrov to s praci vypadalo porad blede, vsude nam rikali, at to zkusime za dva za tri tydny, ze je jeste brzy. Na nas uz to bylo zase uz dost dlouhy a chteli jsme neco zacit delat. Zkusili jsme nejaky inzeraty a pak se ozval Guy:-) napsal nam do smsky, ze hop training zitra od deviti. Tak jsme napsali YES, nasli si ve slovniku, co to vlastne budeme delat a jeli koupit gumaky. Po tech nekolika tydnech nicnedelani byly pro nas prvni dva dny peklem. Vsechno nas neuveritelne bolelo:-) svaly si ale po par dnech daly rict a povolily. No a nase figury se zacaly nebezpecne formovat:-D jedno je jiste... pivo uz nikdy nebude chutnat stejne!Read more

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