On our way back to Richmond, Nelson

12 12 2011

Now we’re heading from Waimate to Kaikoura.  But, we must stop at Jo Seagar’s cafe in Oxford for a cuppa and piece of cake.  It was lovely.  Quite a neat little place is Oxford.

We parked at Kaikoura Trotting Club.  Straight across from the beach.  Plenty of space, even with half a dozen vans and motorhomes parked there.

We met up with a couple from the Waikato – dairyfarmers who built their trailer home (took them 7 years).  Wow – it was lovely.  Walked into their “lounge” and here was her 250cc cruiser motorbike parked there!!  I’m so jealous …

They gave us a name and contact number of a place we could park our rig up in Te Awamutu if we wanted.  The people we are meeting are all really lovely and friendly – and very sharing.

We watched the weather forecast last night and it was saying that Nelson was getting heavy rain …  but how could that be?  It was absolutely fantastic in Kaikoura.  The colours of the sea were so vivid. I took so many photos of seals, old wharf, beaches etc.

We stopped at the waterfall where seal pups play.  Unfortunately at this time of the year they are only just being born and we only saw one mum feeding her pup.  The photos didn’t turn out well at all – I’m gutted.  However, across the road at the river mouth – the seals there were posing!!  And they were everywhere, enjoying the sun I’m guessing.

This is my best side, or is it this one, or maybe it's this one!!



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