Sunday, 17 April 2016

A - Z Guidebook: Kaikoura New Zealand - And My Sunday Photo 17 April 2016

Mr P. and his lady friend in Kaikoura New Zealand      



Hubby and I have been to New Zealand half a dozen times over the last several years, and really love it there.  Friends from Brisbane moved to the South Island a while ago, and bought the Old Convent in Kaikoura.  This became a quirky, meandering B & B, full of charm and history.  And a restaurant, and a bar, and a chocolate shop....Here we have Mr P. with his slightly scary lady friend, enjoying the garden in the afternoon sun.



I am joining up this month with Tiffin Fiona's travel linky - we are currently up to the letter K; and My Sunday Photo.



TIFFIN - bite sized food adventures -




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32 comments:

  1. Hi Sherry, now that is one scary lady friend that I wouldn't want to bump into in the dead of night!

    xx

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  2. That is a very quirky photo and sounds like a fab place to visit.

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    1. The South Island esp. is a superb place to visit!

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  3. That would be quite scary at night wouldn' it? :D

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    1. She would indeed frighten your socks off:)

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  4. It sounds like yourfriends have found an amazing spot to settle, but this lady is indeed scary!

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  5. Ahh the seafood there is so delicious! We have lovely memories of being in Kaikoura :D

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    1. It's a lovely place and so much good food! Oh those crayfish. Yum.

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  6. Love the sound of the converted old convent Sherry ... Mr P's friend not so much :)

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    1. the convent is an amazing place - just so interesting and in lovely surroundings.

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  7. I really want to visit New Zealand and do a photo tour, it looks stunning

    Thank you for linking up

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  8. What a wonderful photo from New Zealand. It is so long since I've visited the one day I'd love to return

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    1. definitely worth a return trip fiona.!

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  9. New Zealand is my favourite place in the world! It felt like a spiritual home. Mr P's ladyfriend doesn't look like she'd be much fun, he should stick with you :D

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    1. thanks tara:) I agree - he definitely should leave the concrete lady alone.

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  10. Yes - quirky is the word for it. We've been to NZ a couple of times but I just trying to recall if we've been to Kaikoura. I know it's a popular embarkation point for whale watching. I think we probably drove past or through but did not stop.

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    1. yep that's right. the whale watching capital...we tried to book a trip out but they were all full. they told us they had encountered a blue whale the week before and were absolutely gobsmacked. wouldn't that be incredible?

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  11. Love the pic of Mr P but could leave the scary nun lol.

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    1. she is a bit of a concrete monster isn't she?:)

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  12. She looks so serious and yet fun! #mysundayphoto

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    1. I guess that's what happens when you are a concrete nun!:))

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  13. Hi Sherry, Well she looks 'nun' too pleased about being in that pic with your lovely smiling hubby! Love the idea of turning the convent into a B&B and a chocolate shop, very cool.

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    1. hi emily
      i think hubby was grimacing a bit due to facing the sun. yes kaikoura is a spectacular place to be. i love those mountains in the background with the dusting of snow. In real life i mean, not my photo:)

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  14. Hi Sherry, well I'm sure the convent must be a fun place. ;) What is the B&B called? We're actually heading to Auckland tomorrow for the long weekend, but maybe we'll make it back down to the South Island again too. Cheers!

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    1. Hi Joy
      It is the old convent B n B in kaikoura but I think it may have closed

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  15. hahah interesting statue! I like it

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  16. I hope to one day visit New Zealand. Sounds like an amazing place!

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    1. it is a great place to visit. so beautiful and the people are interesting too.:)

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