Old Saint Mary's Convent
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... went for a couple of hours whilst Jeremy did some ever necessary running repairs to our old bus.
The weather has been very fickle, hot hot hot, wet wet wet and sometimes ccccold! However
as it seemed to be improving we headed for one of my favourite beaches – Kaiteriteri. An impossibly pretty beach, with a gentle curve of bright gold sand (think the colour of a newly minted dollar coin), a blue lagoon behind the beach which fills and empties with the tide down ...
... including various Vauxhall models which were clearly of interest. They were piled two high in an old Kiwi fruit factory and eccentric would hardly describe the owner and collector. Previously a mechanic and clearly an only son and batchelor he had shrines to both parents, some rather lewd jokes laid out in one section as well as some home made mannequins dressed as mechanics! All most peculiar! Still Rod enjoyed the trip down car memory lane among the four hundred or so ...
... guaranteed a few bruises. Perhaps the most infuriating gripe for me was the lack of space for clothes. As some of you may know Anna has an issue for not folding or putting clothes away, which means they end up everywhere. It is annoying at the best of times but in such a small space its exasperating. In addition she also like to sprawl across the whole area of the bed when sleeping, which meant that I was practically sleeping outside.
On this particular trip I ...
Sunrise number two greeted us this morning as we emerged to
find we had parked our van up literally on the beach again! Unfortunately we
couldn’t enjoy it too much as we had to be off and back in Kaikoura by 7.15am
for the Whale watching trip. There was talk that the boat trip would be
cancelled due to bad weather (just our luck) but luckily we finally got the go
ahead and the boat went out. The boat travelled to about 7 ...
Taking it easy day today. We learnt that missed an earthquake on Sunday when we were out on the boat at Abel Tasman - we didn't notice the water wobble. Quite a big one apparently as the centre was in the North Island. Nia & Helen enjoyed a swim at the local swimming pool whilst Chris finally found a use for his gym ...