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pelorus

[pə′lȯr·əs]
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A compass card suitably mounted and provided with vanes to permit observation of the true or relative bearings; it may not include a magnetic compass, in which case reference must be made to a local compass to give true or magnetic bearings.
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PELORUS A Creature akin to the seal B Abnormally shaped vegetable C Kind of compass who am I?
He stayed in Kaikoura's Alpine Pacific Holiday Park (www.alpine-pacific.co.nz), visited On The Track Lodge in Nydia Bay on Pelorus Sound, Marlborough (www.onthetracklodge.nz), did the one-day Remote Coast guided tour with Abel Tasman kayaks (www.abeltasmankayaks.co.nz) and visited Allan Scott's vineyard near Blenheim (www.allanscott.com).
| He stayed in Kaikoura's Alpine |Pacific Holiday Park (www.alpine-pacific.co.nz), visited On The Track Lodge in Nydia Bay on Pelorus Sound, Marlborough (www.onthetracklodge.nz), did the one-day Remote Coast guided tour with Abel Tasman kayaks (www.abeltasmankayaks.co.nz) and visited Allan Scott's vineyard near Blenheim (www.allanscott.com).
NEW ZEALAND: Marlborough (MB): 18 (NZAC), "NEW ZEALAND: MB: Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve, 35m, 41" 18.3' S 173" 34' E, 27 xi 2005, mixed broadleaf (incl.
You can take kayaking trips down the Pelorus River, where the dwarves in the barrels scene of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug was filmed.
Mussels from selected families were collected from culture ropes in Southeast Bay, Pelorus Sound, on 2 occasions.
To blow away the fog, I kayaked down the Pelorus River, site of the brilliant barrel scene in the latest movie, with my funny guide spinning tales of dwarves and elves.
Tourism New Zealand has announced the locations for Hidden Bay (Turoa, Ohakune), Forest River (Pelorus River, Marlborough) Lake-town (Lake Pukaki, Mt Cook) and Beorn's House (Paradise, Queenstown) - all feature in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
The Pelorus River in the South Island's Marlborough has been used as the Forest River, while the ski area of Turoa in Ohakune, North Island is the location for Hidden Bay, Lonely Mountain.
And seas as well, as "The Crown acknowledges Ngati Toa Rangatira's role as a kaitiaki over the coastal marine area" (the poutiaki area) including Cook Strait, Porirua Harbour, Port Underwood and Pelorus Sound.
The manuscript was written on headed paper from HMS Pelorus. Kipling was invited on board to watch a gathering of warships for Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee celebrations in June, 1898.
On arrival at the stunning Grade I listed Georgian mansion, guests were presented with a glass of Cloudy Bay's sparkling wine, Pelorus, a non-vintage bubbly from the Marlborough region of New Zealand's south island, made using the Champagne method of double fermentation.