Okay! I am BACK!! When I left to drive from Queenstown to my parents farm at Motunau Beach, North Canterbury, I was all inspired and eyes wide open after reading Design for Mankind’s latest online inspiration mag. Gasp!! That was a huge long sentence!! Soooo…what I decided to do was a kind of photo log of my trip to show all of you non New Zealanders (and alot of you non road tripping kiwis) what I saw from my car and my eyes while progressing north.(I wouldn’t encourage the whole act of pointing camera erractically out the window while driving…can be especially difficult when using a gear stick I discovered….!!!) It is about a 5-6 hour drive north and I broke it up with a night at my cousins in Christchurch. If you drove that far across any large land mass like Australia or America the scenery doesn’t really alter in a hurry…but in wee old NZ my trip took me from the MOUNTAINS, across DESERT, through rolling FARM LAND, across FLAT GREEN PLAINS to the SEA!! All this with a few stops, visits, baby snuggles and glasses of wine thrown in for endurance! Enjoy!!!!!
(GOT MY WOOLLY HAT ON COS i HAVE A THING ABOUT DRIVING WITH THE WINDOW OPEN…)
NINA & LOCKIE ATKINSON WITH ALLLL THEIR SPECIAL ANIMALS, RAKAIA
(THAT AMAZING SHEEP IS CALLED MAGGIE-BAA!!! THE FURRY CAT (SHE IS DOG IN HER OWN HEAD,) IS RIZZO,
WILLY THE SHETLAND PONY AND OF COURSE OSCAR THE BOSSY COCKATOO!!!)
DINNER, LAUGHING AND WINES AT SALLY-NINA’S, CHRISTCHURCH
( THAT IS HENRI…HE HAD TOO MUCH WINE I RECKON)
THE COLEMANS AND THEIR BEACHSIDE COTTAGE, REDCLIFFS, CHRISTCHURCH
(MEET BELLA…THE TINIEST, SPARKIEST LITTLE TREASURE AROUND!!)
MOTUNAU BEACH VILLAGE AND THE BOAT MADNESS ON PUBLIC HOLIDAYS!
(NOTE THE OLD MAN…HE GOES TO WATCH THE TOWNIES FLIPPING THEIR BOATS
WHILE TRYING TO GET ACROSS THE BAR!)
(MUM AND DAD HAVE JUST SOLD AND ARE MAKING AN EXCITING
NEW START AWAY FROM THE FARM…THEY HAVE BEEN FARMING FOR OVER 30 YEARS!)