Day 57. A beautiful morning!
Day 58. Our hosts took us to see a talented friend who owns the 'Red Bach Gallery' just down the way, and just to prove how well-connected we are as a country Barbara recognised me as a mandolin player as her talented daughter BB plays banjo (although where exactly she ran into me remains a bit of a mystery, at least to me!). Barbara is great with metal:
Day 59. Some detailed planning today, and it is clear I will be in Wellington about a week after I had originally intended. Not that I mind too much, weather delays etc taken into account I feel like my progress has been pretty good. Scotty and Adi dropped in on the way South, which was a fun catchup, but I missed seeing my brother and his girlfriend by only a few days. All in all, a lovely relaxing day here, with mostly settled weather to get ready for a big walk to Palmerston North tomorrow and the journey to my hometown. I can't wait!