Friday, 6 March 2015
Nelson, South Island — New Zealand
A day that started with rain in Takaka; continued with downpours and strong winds as we made our way down Takaka Hill; and ended with blue skies, sunshine, and warm temperatures minutes after we checked in at our hotel in Nelson.
The Maori name for the hill on which Christ Church Cathedral
stands is Pikimai, which means “come up hither.”
Tahunanui is Nelson’s city beach.
Just beyond the island in the distance is the restaurant where we have dinner reservations.
What? You don’t see it? Well …
… here is a closer look at the Boat Shed Café.
Recommended by several locals, it does not disappoint.
Our plan to do another hike along the Abel Tasman Coast Track was a washout, but we can't complain ... South Island is under drought conditions and can use the rain that fell today.