Arrived in New Zealand
Spring, trees sprouting new leaves, and a RAV4 to get around.
Space and gardens.
The tranquility of (small) farm life.
Meeting the locals.
Watermill Bakery, Norfolk Road, near Masterton, New Zealand. Miles from anywhere, and only open Friday evenings, but this place is magic.
Watermill Bakery, Norfolk Road, near Masterton, New Zealand. Complementary home made cider.
Had a lot of adventures here in my childhood. And it is still awesome today.
We are at the beach. Why is it cold?
I caught a fish once that was this big!
Castlepoint smiles 1
Castlepoint smiles 2
A long way down
What's for lunch?
Fish and chips at the beach .
...with the seagulls. Castlepoint.
Castlepoint beach looking towards Whakataki and Mataikona.
Toasting marshmallows. A real campfire was the ideal, but given the temperatures outside, the compromise was more than acceptable...
...and tasted good!
The primary reason for the New Zealand trip... celebrating 60 years of marriage. Her is my mother and her family on her wedding day in 1957.
Fast forward to 2017... the guests of honour.
Obligatory family photos: the siblings
Obligatory family photos: not sure what the issue was.
Obligatory family photos: Parents, siblings, and a distraction.