I had a wonderful holiday in Otago with my boys.
The itinerary was to fly to Dunedin and collect our large van ( with seats removed to enable 3 bikes in the back), buzz through Dunedin up to Wanaka via Lawrence. We would leave from Queenstown.
On arrival I fell totally in love with the city of Dunedin. It was a wrench to drag myself away from the city and my lovely Family were totally nice about driving me round and letting me collect the property sections of all the local newspapers knowing full well I was in denial about leaving. We drove up via the coast to Lawrence, Roxburgh and Wanaka in along slow curve of a day , stopping only for food. Having said that, we are part hobbit, so it was elevenses, early lunch, lunch pudding, afternoonses , snack fruit shopping( boxes of cherries, apricots and wild cherries)....by the time we arrived in Wanaka I had pacified my sorrow by eating a punnet of cherries and an assortment of good country fare. My romance with Otago is ongoing and I imagine will remain so lifelong.
Wanaka. The van was quickly christened Louise( no idea why, something to do with Charles always saying " Louise my Squeeze. Not to me, to the van). The house we rented was just lovely and more than I was expecting.
The holiday started with frantic activity of mountain biking and me painting...by the time we left we had all slowed down , read some books, swum in the lake, gone on walks, eaten food, more food and good food, played several board games and take a LOT...because that's what we like to do on holidays. re-connect.
Ok,nuff talking, let me show you the hideousness of the place.