Tag Archives: Marlborough Sounds

A Room With a View – Picton

Our latest motel managing gig was in Picton. The motels had a wonderful view over the marina and Picton Harbour and our room was no different. We got to enjoy watching the ferries come and go and all the other … Continue reading

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Destination Davies Bay

While we were lazing at Momerangi Bay on Queen Charlotte Sound last week, we thought some exercise would be good. Nothing too strenuous. Just a nice walk on the first part of that end of the Queen Charlotte Track. To Davies … Continue reading

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A Magical Moment at Momerangi Bay

The previous day had been a lovely one, lazing around at Momerangi Bay on Queen Charlotte Sound. Watching the seals swim under us on the wharf was a something special that we thought would take some beating. But then next … Continue reading

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A Magical Day at Momerangi Bay, Queen Charlotte Sound

When we finished working at Nelson a week ago we had a couple of days before we were due to start more working in Picton. We were keen for somewhere relaxing and Momerangi Bay on the road around Queen Charlotte … Continue reading

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Passing Through Picton

En route from Momerangi Bay on the Queen Charlotte Sound to Blenheim it is hard not to stop at the lookout over Picton. This is at the end/beginning of the Queen Charlotte Drive – a road of many corners. Which … Continue reading

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Momerangi Bay, Queen Charlotte Sound – Part 2

We weren’t quite finished with Momerangi Bay. Or it wasn’t finished with us. There was a lovely last morning to have to ultimately drag ourselves away from. Water, forest, sun, remote – a happy combination.

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Momerangi Bay, Queen Charlotte Sound – Part 1

From Nelson, we inched our way closer to Blenheim and work. We were enjoying our little bit of summer and were keen for all the sun and relaxation we could find. We were keen for some seaside sun and settled … Continue reading

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Titirangi Bay – On the Fringe

We have moved on from November, but there is one more little adventure to mention. While we were down the Marlborough Sounds, we took the opportunity to drive over to Titirangi Bay, north from Kenepuru Sound. We were not sure … Continue reading

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Sojourn In The Sounds – Pt 4 – To Clova Bay

Q. What do you call a photographer without a camera? A. Nobody calls a photographer without a camera… We still had a bit more exploring to do on this side of Kenepuru Sound while we were staying at Ohauparuparu Bay.

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Sojourn In The Sounds – Part Three to Raetihi

From Cowshed Bay we moved on with the weather showing signs of improving. We drove to the head of Kenepuru Sound, and then continued on along the north side to Ohauparuparu Bay. Here we are allowed to park up for … Continue reading

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Sojourn in the Sounds – Pt 2 Cowshed Bay

Cowshed Bay does seem to be an awful name for a beautiful bay down Kenepuru Sound. It’s a DOC camp just before the Portage Hotel. DOC in this case is the abbreviation for Department Overlooks Cleaning. (More on that shortly.) … Continue reading

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On The Road Again – Sojourn In The Sounds

We got away from work and Blenheim last week. We saddled up Suzi motorhome and headed down the Sounds. Even though going to Marlborough Sounds involves going north, it’s always terms as doing “down” the Sounds. I wonder why. The … Continue reading

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Work – The Continual Curse of the Retiring Types

Yep, it’s been a while. Again…. We’ve been working, and rather a lot. It’s an excuse I know. But heck, we’ve just finished 5 weeks of working dawn to dusk, with a total of only 2 nights off (and sort-of … Continue reading

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Piwakawaka Bay – Pelorous Sound

  Piwakawaka is Maori for fantail – as in fantail birds. There you go, maybe you learned something? Don’t say this blog isn’t educational. I learnt something anyway. Elaine Bay is a bit of a secret and the walks from … Continue reading

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Elaine – Bay of Many Moods

  Our visit to Elaine Bay (Marlborough Sounds) earlier in the month hadn’t started well. The wind blew from four directions (including down) and got us concerned enough to retreat for one night. We returned and gradually the wind settled. … Continue reading

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