It’s been a few days since I had wifi and could check in with our recent adventures. Since I last posted, we left the Nelson area for the sunny (yep!) West Coast. But before we left Nelson, there were a few things we had to tie up.
When we arrived in Nelson, it was raining pretty bad so we booked here to escape the rain
The owners of the cottage had four goats
The first thing on our agenda was to head north again
We’d been told about this beach close to Kaiteriteri (and much quieter!)
There was a short path down to the beach
But I’m sure you’ll agree it was worth the stroll!
“Split Apple Rock”
The black iron sands mix with the golden
Again, we ventured still further north and over the Takaka hill…
To find the most clear water imaginable.
And this guy!
It’s so inviting, but this water is tapu… no swimming for us today
So back to Nelson where we spent a bit of time in the Chinese garden
Before heading to the Maitai Valley for some astrophotography
The next day we said good bye to Nelson. But first, we had to visit the centre of NZ.
Before we knew it, we were heading out toward Westport
With a short detour to Lake Rotoroa. Also our first experience with the insistence of the sandflies.
The road snakes alongside the Buller river.
Which, like most West Coast roads, has an abundance of one lane bridges – this one carved into the rock face around it!
And finally, we made it. So we set up camp at Carter’s Beach.