Monday, 5 September 2011

Glorious Hawkes Bay.

After a heavy overnight frost Saturday morning turned out to be glorious. Not a cloud to be seen anywhere and a grand view of the snow covered mountain ranges. After breakfast we headed into town to see if we could find some new slippers for Dot. After traipsing through 5 department stores we called into Hannah’s shoes which was the final option where Dot finally found some slippers she was happy with. Back at Richard’s it was a BBQ tea which I finished up cooking as Richard had been called out on an emergency plumbing job. Saturday night wasn’t quite as cold as the previous night so we were not disturbed by fans or helicopters.

Views from Te Mata Peak.Views from Te Mata Peak.Views from Te Mata Peak.

Sunday morning turned out to another clear blue sky day. After lunch Dot and I took the new car (Nissan Note) out for a spin up to Te Mata Peak which gives you an all round view of the Hawkes Bay district. It was many years since either of us had been up there so it was great to re acquaint ourselves with the view. After a while the temperature started to drop so we headed back down into town to find Rush Munro’s Ice Cream Parlour where they make probably one of the best ice creams in New Zealand. I had Rum & Raisin while Dot had Almond and Maple syrup. Hmmmm, Yummie.

Seen on our journey back to Wellington.Seen on our journey back to Wellington.Seen on our journey back to Wellington.

Monday morning and it was time for us to drive our car back to the Hutt Valley again in glorious sunshine. Checking the weather between London,supposedly in Summer and here, on the tail end of Winter, and the beginning of Spring and we are only about 2 or 3 degrees behind so we are not having any problem re acclimatising ourselves. The car performed beautifully so we are more than happy with our internet purchase from the other side of the world. Thanks to Richard for inspecting it and purchasing on our behalf.

161314403_fullOur internet purchase of a Nissan Note.


Carol said...

great pictures, glad to see you're still travelling. Kind regards..

Derek and Dot said...

Hi Carol
We both have itchy feet as not much travelling yet but that will come soon. Watch this space. :-)