With all the discussion lately about the origins of the French Pass Road in Cambridge maybe a reference to the French Pass in the Marlborough Sounds is appropriate. It had been our long-held ambition to visit the ‘other’ French Pass from the one here in Cambridge on which we have lived for many years. And in March of this year we did just that.
French Pass is situated in the Marlborough Sounds, at the top of the South Island. To get there, we turned off SH 6 between Nelson and Blenheim at the Rai Valley sign- post. The 64 km drive to French Pass is truly spectacular. The narrow and winding road passes through dense bush and seaside settlements. It is sealed to Elaine Bay. The remaining section is unsealed, travelling through open farmland with wandering stock, cattle stops, loose metal, dust and corrugations. It is not for the faint hearted. We were however, rewarded with magnificent sea views in all directions including the French Pass itself and D’Urville Island to the North. It is a two hour journey each way.
Cambridge Volunteer Fire Brigade Chief Fire Officer Don Gerrand with the framed presentation of the recent Your Cambridge News article featuring Cambridge Volunteer Fire Brigade personnel – a gift from YCN editor Mark Nogaj at Cambridge Fire Station, last evening, Thursday the 25th of June 2009.
Mark Nogaj’s Your Cambridge News launches an online version at yourcambridgenews.com: Your Cambridge Digital News. The most recent issue, today’s, is available for download here (PDF).
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Cambridge Kenpo school head instructor Mark Robinson and his students demonstrate Jeff Speakman’s Kenpo 5.0 system on stage at Cambridge Town Hall during the Your Cambridge News Expo this afternoon Sunday the 22nd of March 2009. For more information about Kenpo Karate in Cambridge call 07 827 8688 or 029 933 3669 or look here.
Entrepreneur, editor and publisher of Your Cambridge News Mark Nogaj. Your Cambridge News held a Give It A Go Expo today at Cambridge Town Hall celebrating our clubs, societies, community groups and services.
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