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Leaving Raehiti Lodge - back to Picton

Pick up another hire car

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Up early to a beautiful sunny morning. Left at around 11.15am. 2 boat rides back to Picton to collect hire car for South Island. Not a SUV but a sporty car with a huge boot. So all luggage packed and onto Kaikoura.

We had trouble finding Brancott Estate Winery as our Sat nav hadn’t been updated and they had moved 6 years ago. We almost gave up but asked at the Information Centre and they gave us a map. We missed out on a meal but they did provide us with a snack.

On to Kaikoura and just before we arrived we saw hundreds of seals on the rocks. Amazing. It was dull and raining lightly by now. Arrived at our motel only to be told they had made a mistake and we were double booked. We had to go to another motel further out of the town. We were not happy bunnies after having driven for hours.

The room we were given was okay but a glass door so you had to keep curtains drawn, a bit strange. Also it was not near the town centre where we were supposed to be.

Whale Watch Day tomorrow.

Posted by JanSpencer 23:49 Archived in New Zealand

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