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Nov 9, 2008 - Waipara - Cheviot

36 miles Sleep well? No not really. Well, not strictly true, we were tired, so we did sleep pretty well, but not helped by all the noise. We were still pretty close to the rail line, so heard the trains again. There was music thumping in the distance (the pub maybe) until the wee small hours, people moving around the site (the 'regulars' bit) most of the night (found out later it was a big sporting night: rugby league and union and cricket matches on, so people stayed up to watch them). Then this morning the damn cockerel in the next field...

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Jan 7, 2008 - Our First Farm Visit (by Lesa)

We headed out for our first full day in the country and our first stop was to visit Ged Williams - contractor, consultant, farmer, grape grower! We climbed a hill to look down over the vineyard and in a few hours of lecture - we learned a bit about growing grapes in Canterbury - primarily Pinot Noir and Riesling grapes! We were caught in a 'norwester with some rain, but the students dragged out their raincoats and continued to ask lots of great questions! We boarded the bus again and continued north to The Acheron - a hill country farm...

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