Here I am sitting looking at the mountains in the Marlborough Sounds, enjoying a nice cold glass of Sauvignon Blanc from the very same region. It was gorgeously hot and we were staying at one of the most beautiful places, where there were only two self-contained purpose-built quaint and lovely lodges in the grounds of the owners house, and we were the only one’s staying so we had the place to ourselves. There were chickens and a goat, and the owner brought us fresh eggs, and homemade bread and cake. It was wonderful.
The Marlborough Sounds is a really beautiful place and we spent a couple of days there after attending the Marlborough Wine Festival (which was also brilliant), and then we got a boat over to the Sounds from Picton. Our long, lazy days were spent on long walks in the hot sunshine, buying rhubarb and ginger jam from the locals driveways, eating lovely food at the few and far between cafes and from our lovely host, drinking the Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc we had bought before getting there (there were no shops close by) and admiring the beautiful views and lazing about reading books and relaxing.
It was one of my favourite parts of our entire 5-month-long trip around the world and I’d love to go back to the exact same spot again one day.