Tag Archives: Marlborough Sounds

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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Again the Archer Track – Sound Secret

It was just last week that we were at Elaine Bay in Marlborough Sounds, down towards French Pass. After a rough couple of days the sun came out. Which made all the difference. And gradually the wind died down, which … Continue reading

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Once More Into the Sounds

Tuesday was get-out-of-Dodge-City day – we left Blenheim for “the Sounds”. The Marlborough Sounds. Pelorous sound to be specific. With a stop for lunch at Pelorous Bridge, we eventually wound our way into Okiwi Bay and then over another hill … Continue reading

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Back to Blenheim

Finally we had to come back. From down the Sounds. We sort of overshot the DoC camp at Kenepuru Head on Tuesday and ended up at a free camping bay site called Totoradale. Windy and sunny and cloudy and lovely. … Continue reading

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