Part of the joy of our house sit here in Martinborough is exploring the area around this beautiful town. We have done a couple of short road trips to explore and they have been wonderful.
The small town of Greytown, just 15 minutes north of us is a wonderful diversion. If you love trendy little boutiques and antique shops, this place will keep you busy for hours. I am not much into those things, however the chocolate shop and cafes did the trick for me.
Of the two day trips we did, the one south to Cape Palliser is my favourite. The scenery is outstanding and the road is a joy to drive. A motorcycle would be heaven on these roads.
We also did the short side trip to Lake Ferry. Maybe it was the weather (overcast while at the lake) or just the time of year, but I found the lake unremarkable. Cape Palliser was another matter. I loved it. (disclaimer: I have a bit of a thing for lighthouses)
I must be off now, I believe there is some more wine to sample. Perhaps coupled with some chocolate now.