NZ's South Island

NZ's South Island

New Zealand is not real  (cont.)

The ferry from Wellington to Picton was by far, the nicest ferry I have ever been on- live music, microbrew (obsessed), nice food, crazy views from multiple rooms.  The scenery was also spectacular traveling through the various sounds and cliffs.  After changing to a bus, we ended up Nelson mid-day and checked into, what was later decided, our favorite guesthouse on the trip, Tramper’s rest.

Camino Portuguese….check!

Camino Portuguese….check!

Returning to south west Europe for us is never hard.  Not sure if it is the richness of the food, the onslaught of the ridiculously cheap wine, the beautiful landscapes or the ancientness of it’s villages, but it’s fast becoming a tradition of ours to spend our June walking a portion of the Camino de Santiago in this corner of the world.  This June was no different as we set out on the Camino Portuguese to both spread the good word of Ohenro and to get a little bit of pilgrimage in us ourselves.  360km, 12 full days of walking, whiningwineing  to the western most tip of continental Europe, Finisterre.

On the road… Ceramics, music, friends, (and a couple) drinks…

On the road… Ceramics, music, friends, (and a couple) drinks…

Repeater guest, Kochi stalwart and all around good guy, Bear, hosted a really great live event at the guesthouse last weekend, May 10th.  His collection of ceramics really blew everyone away and he ended up selling quite a few pieces.  We also had the  awesome deal where if you bought a cup, you received a 15% discount on all drinks for the night-as you would expect, many people took us up on the offer.