|This is the Bach where we are staying.|
|and this is the bath on the deck!|
Unfortunately, bags , food, boogie boards, 2 x kids, 1 x partner, 2 doz wine, lap tops, ipods, and other assorted stuff dictates that we will not be going on the bike!! Arrgh!! Arrgh!!
Now don't get me wrong I will thoroughly enjoy the holiday and spending quality time with my kids and partner, but there is a part of me that is going to go nuts as I see all the bikes on our travels! We of course have to catch the ferry from Wellington through to Picton (this is a beautiful ferry ride by the way, as we get close to Picton we travel through Queen Charlotte sound), and there of course are gonna be bikes on the ferry, and couples and individuals that are touring the South Island on a bike.
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Man it is going to drive me nuts!!!!
I have a wee four day road trip planned on the bike when we return from the South Island, so at least I will get some motorcycling done this Holiday's. The weeks leading up to Christmas have been so busy at work and family commitments that poor old Beth has not done many miles. I have yet to warn my partner that when we do finally get out on the bike I think we will do about 3000kms in four days, just to make up for lost time.
|This will be me in about 24 hours time.|
Still I am looking forward to exploring the top of the South Island, there are lots of beautiful walks and beaches. In fact the Bach I have hired sits right on the water and even has a hammock and a bath on the deck over looking the sounds. A day trip to Nelson, and a few trips to the winery's of around Blenheim are also in order.
I have few good books to read, a 2000 piece jig saw puzzle to do with the kids, and of course the rugby ball. We cannot go anywhere with out our beloved rugby ball!