Monday, 7 May 2012

Nice time in Richmond.

Along with Robin and Jenny we visited the Waimea Club yesterday, just along the road from the camp for the Sunday Roast at a mere $10. Beef and Pork were on offer and none of us were disappointed. Dessert was on offer for a decent sized bowl at $5 but none of us felt we required it.

IMG_7445Club Waimea Richmond

The club also has a caravan park out the back of the premises which we had a look at. The park was full to say the least and twice the cost of where we are now so no further interest was shown. We have however decided to stay on here until Saturday as we are all very impressed with the area.

Later Dot and I visited my daughter and family on the other side of Richmond. A very pleasant afternoon soon passed and we returned to camp along with some wild venison sausages. My son in law is an avid hunter around the Nelson lakes area and there is always venison and wild pork in the freezer.

IMG_7447Richmond A & P Grounds Richmond

With this great weather still hanging on we had a quiet morning in camp with a quick visit to the local supermarket. After lunch we called into a local Caravan and Motorhome dealer to see what was on offer but nothing spectacular was found.

We then took a trip out to what they call Boulder Bank on the north side of the harbour. It is a very unusual naturally formed rocky substrate measuring 13 kilometre in length.  Stretching from Mackay Bluff and ends at Nelson Harbour.  Haulashore Island was once a part of the Boulder Bank but is now an island after the bank was cut to allow entrance to the harbour. This cut is now 150 metres wide and is dredged every six months to a depth of 10 metres to allow access to the harbour. The Boulder Bank separates Tasman Bay and Nelson Haven.

Boulder Bank, Nelson.Boulder Bank, Nelson.

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