It’s been a while. I have been travelling. Travelling with mum and dad. We went up the East coast of South Island, had a stopover at Kaikoura for some fresh crayfish and mussels. Traveled around Marlborough taking in the wine and the sea-food. Through to Nelson and Abel Tasman region for a buffet of fruits, nature walks, and just doing nothing. Lots of walking, and doing nothing. Finishing it off with more relaxing time at Lake Rotoiti, and Hanmer Springs. Like waking up early in the morning, hike up Conical Hill, to catch the sunrise. Wine and dine at Pegasus Bay Winery before we call it a day, Hells Pizza at home for tea. Guessed I just summed up two weeks of travel in one paragraph. Oh, and we did it without bringing a camera along, not even when I have my DLSR with me. The golden age of smartphones.

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Treedimensions Farmstay, Motueka. Dieter has given the place plenty of love. There’s fruits everywhere! And the birdsong is just delightful! Finally met a tui, and a bellbird.

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Riwaka Resurgence. Amazing place. Crystal clear water.

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Abel Tasman National Park.

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Lake Rotoiti, lovely pebbly shore. Lots of birdsong too.

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View of Lake Rotoiti from Mount Robert.

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Lake Rotoiti, solo walk around the lake. Interesting springs right at the shoreline.

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Lake Rotoroa, would be a much more peaceful spot.

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On the way to Hanmer Springs.

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At the top of Conical Hill.

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Sunrise at the top of Conical Hill, last day of road trip.

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Caesar is surely glad to be home again. There’s no words to describe how much pampering and spoiling I have received while mum and dad is here. And how happy I am, and how grateful I am to be their son. I can only sum it up with I love you mum and dad.

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The Orchard Cottage. Exiting times ahead. Autumn is part way through, Winter is coming. Some weeding, planting, mulching, building, etc etc to be done. Till then, sleep tight. Winter is coming.

 

 

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