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Old 11-05-2005, 23:13   #16
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Wheels: One of your local winemakers is now one of our local winemakers. He has been here for about twenty years I think. Silly bloke works his butt off and is even too busy to celebrate Waitangi Day, so I did not bother to call him on ANZAC day.

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Old 12-05-2005, 19:43   #17
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Well he wouldn't recognise the place now. There are thousands of Hectares planted in Vinyard now. Large wineries are everywhere and IMO and personal pref to taste, we make the best wines in NZ here in Marlborough. Lovely flavours and not too acidic or dry.
Ones to look out for in your supply stores, and in order of my pref.
Cloudy Bay,
Forrest Estate,
Montana Marlborough
Whither Hills,
To name just a few. There are many others of note and many small botique wineries that probably don't export, but make a wonderful drop. By the way, harvest has just finished and they are all in the middle of pressing and so on at the mo.


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Old 15-05-2005, 10:40   #18
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Old 15-05-2005, 16:22   #19
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Old 16-05-2005, 13:23   #20
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Just got back from 1000 nm sail, roundtrip St. Pete, FL to Isla Mujeres, Mexico.

We had some gnarly weather on the way down, but nothing too scary (48 knots of wind and 10-12 ft seas).

I can highly recommend this annual event. It is the Regata del Sol al Sol and is hosted by the St. Pete Yacht Club. They did a fantastic job. If you sail in one of the cruising classes (as I did) it really becomes more of a rally than a race.

The destinatation is absolutely beautiful with folks that were very happy to have us.

s/v "High Cotton"
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Old 19-05-2005, 23:02   #21
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Well, we are getting ready for a change in boats. Looking forward to retirement when we can go to Australia & possibly arrange for a sailboat to charter. In the mean-time we will play the waters here, race whatever comes our way, & enjoy the big blue.

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