Rain, wind and cold. Not as cold as previous days but cold enough to sit in my sleeping bag and turn our heater on for awhile. Brekkie and indoor stuff done, I woke Nat about730 am with me wriggling about and she posted her cool Instagram pic of the day. I tried today to get moving early. I showered and got ready for a wetlands walk today and a guided tour of the nursery. Glen was growing kowhai and other trees from seeds, there was a planted grass roof of the nursery, now this and all the seedlings they have a different stages of growth made for a very cool place!
Off we set on the walk, going out and about in the wetlands looking for birds and admiring the views. What an amazing place and how massive this area covers, (Glen manages 315 of the 2000 hectare wetland) the work they have done so far is spectacular and their vision is huge, what a massive project. We leave Glen to his digging of planting boxes and eat our left over dinner for our lunch, I luv left overs.
Into Dunedin we head to have some cups of hot tea and then go to check out possible beach landings on the coastline of Dunedin. It is nice knowing in advance of options of landings along the way. The Southerlies and swells are big so the beaches are all looking rather intimidating but by the end of this weekend the winds and weather changes so these options should be good. Not much else achieved today except pre planning for the next couple of days and hoping for some water time and some distances further south.
Tonight I am again lucky that Nat has family we can stay with and dinner is on the table, steak and yummy salads are ready for us, all my favourites! The biggest thank you to Ed, Jen Alice and Arlo. Life is calm and I am focused and chomping a little at the bit to get on with it. So is Nat, we are both keen to get further south.
My smiles today:
Just accepting MN at last for what she throws at me, thanks for the rest days.
Left overs for lunch, damn they were good
The Wetlands, what a special place..
Nats family & friends along the way have all been amazing. Thank you.
Dunedin and your coastline, you are amazing.
Tuis in the flax, as well as bellbirds
My thought today:
Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the birds in the trees, the smiling faces, the ever moment. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.