"Baby dolls, wine and salt south of Seddon" Seddon by Kimi_the_Bear

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For humans it might all be about wine when they travel to the Marlborough region, as the country's best sauvignon blancs ("Savs") are produced there.

For me it was all about sheep. Not only did I meet the not very shy sheep of the little town of Ward when checking out the distinctive War Memorial. I also met some very interesting sheep working at a vineyard. What?!! Well, read my story about the baby doll sheep working in Peter Yealands' vineyard in the Awatere Valley, east of Seddon.

(Mama says despite the baby dolls you should not miss to taste the wine as Peter has some fabulous wines and one sensational sparkling wine/ m├ęthode champenoise which is not available in shops and supermarkets.)

In the vicinity you can also see rather a unique lake named Lake Grassmere. Its surface is pink - and it is a major site of New Zealand's salt industry. I kept out of the production site, as requested, but not by much ;-)

Next to the lake is a lovely beach named Marfell's Beach. At low tide you can walk to the lighthouse of Cape Campbell from there. And along the way you will spot some very nice old churches - and not too many trees you... or better your bear... can climb on because this region is made up of farmland and vineyards.

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  • Pros:Baby dolls and wine
  • Cons:A bit too far away from home
  • In a nutshell:Always nice for getting away of everything
  • Last visit to Seddon: Jan 2011
  • Intro Updated Mar 21, 2011
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