Jun 30, 2012
Jun 28, 2012
Jun 27, 2012
Jun 25, 2012
The view from the port hills.
In the distance at the right end is the Abel Tasman National Park.
The rock in the foreground in the channel is the Fifeshire Rock and the site of a ship wreck or two one was in 1842 of a ship with the same name. The Island to the right is called Haulashore Is and is a place my mother played as a kid. They lived nearby.
In the foreground are the newer homes on the hills. Expensive real estate with great views over Golden Bay.
Jun 24, 2012
Jun 23, 2012
Kingfisher. They wait patiently then drop out of the Norfolk pine and disappear below the water and nearly every time they they are successful. They take the crab back to the tree and holding it in their beak then bash the crab on a branch until the claws fall off then gulp it down.
Jun 21, 2012
Jun 20, 2012
Kaiteriteri just south of the Able Tasman National Park in Golden Bay.
The golden sands and blue water here bring people from all over the world.
At the north end of the park (a long tramp or short boat ride) you will find Akaroa Lodge.
This is a four star wilderness lodge right in the middle of the bush and a short walk to Golden bay. It's remote and it's a fantastic fun place. While Rob and I never stayed in the luxury accommodation we did have a full meal and a brew or two after a big day on our feet before starting the long trip back to Nelson.
Jun 19, 2012
Jun 18, 2012
Grace in Grace hospital tonight recovering from tonsil & adenoid surgery today.
We expect her to be home later this evening. She was good when I arrived and chatted quietly.
They gave her a bravery certificate which you can see on the bed. The worst is to came I fear.
And a few days before at Nana's birthday