While still in Nelson we went up the Maitai River and explored this swimming hole. Such a gorgeous, peaceful spot..
We were joined by a couple with their three dogs. Well, actually, although from a distance this looked vaguely like a Brittany Spaniel, we finally recognised from the unusual body language that it was in fact a pet goat. They brought it in the car to play with their dogs,
After a productive morning in Nelson we stopped for coffee and a peaceful spell in the sun at the Crusty Crab on the Monaco Peninsula... yum. http://thepointstudio.co.nz/cafe-crusty-crab/
On my last day we went to see the latest World of Wearable Arts exhibition - the 2014 garments. Some stunning work...loved the detialing.
|Sulphur Crested Frockatoo|
and we popped into Eyebright for a final jewellery haul, and alpaca wool to make a felted hat that should look something like this one! Yeah right - but I am going to give it a go :)
On the Appleby Highway we stopped to take pics of the ruined house that is soon to be demolished...so this picture is for you Meike. I was inspired by your recent post! http://librarianwithsecrets.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/places-of-interest.html
An article about it was in the Nelson Mail
Thanks Libby and Davy
It was a great flight home. Nose pressed to the window!
Poppy very happy to see me :)
My cousin Alison from the UK arrives for a visit here on Friday... she's a little busy at the moment paragliding with her sons in Queenstown but will be great to see her again after um um twenty years? Next month her brother Andrew is also due - it never rains but it pours! They were both born in New Zealand but grew up in the UK - and I was the other way round. We intersected for a few years in the middle of the moves.