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The last Sunday my sister-in-law was here, three weeks ago already, we took her to Kaikoura for church. After church, we took her out to the Peninsula, of course. 165 more words

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Farewell to Picton/Saltworks

We drove out to an overlook for one last view of the Sounds. It was gorgeous!

We saw the Bluebridge come in again. This picture is very washed out; it was actually a brilliant morning, but the sun was wrong for a picture. 124 more words

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Aquarium and Edwin Fox

After we watched the ferries for an hour or two from the overlook above Picton, we went down into the town. We had seen, beside the aquarium we visited a few years ago when we were in Picton, a museum. 360 more words

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Marlborough Sounds and Ferries

After we left Smith’s Farm Holiday Park, we were soon enjoying the beautiful views of the Marlborough Sounds from the Queen Charlotte Drive.

Just before we reached Picton, we stopped for a little while to watch logs being moved around in a giant logyard for shipment overseas. 236 more words

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Pelorus Bridge and Smith’s Farm

We spent two nights with our friends near Nelson, and left Monday morning. After visiting some mutual friends for awhile, we finally got underway again around 1:00 and headed toward Picton. 680 more words

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Kaiteriteri and Split Apple Rock

On Sunday we went to church with our friends, and then after a quick lunch went out to Split Apple Rock. We had been there with them a year ago, but wanted to show it to my sister-in-law. 161 more words

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Because of the trouble we had with the van, our plans for Saturday were changed. We packed up and left the campground in Collingwood as early as we could get around, and went over Takaka Hill back to Motueka, hoping to be able to get a used alternator. 774 more words

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