Sunday, October 6, 2013

Cromer with Nina, Marnie and Martyn

Kaikoura - Eduardo 's birthday

We headed off to the South Island for Eduardo's 36th birthday. Flew to Blenheim, glorious sunshine, 22'c, we went to a pub with an enormous beer garden and huge chess board, pieces the size of mini!  
Saturday morning we drove south to kaikoura for the seafood festival. However, according to the locals, over the years, it has become less about the seafood and more about the booze. It was madness! Nearly everyone under 25, in fancy dress and very drunk. We felt very old and out of place! But we had some nice seafood and wandered back to the quiet part of town. Took Arthur to the aquarium which he loved and had a delicious supper. 
Sunday, the sun came out, stunning views of the sea and mountains as the fog lifted. When we got back to Blenheim we had one of the best meals we've had in NZ at Hunter's vineyard before flying back to Welly. 
A wonderful weekend. Happy Birthday Eduardo!