Sea, snow - and music

July 2010. A magic day today for Adele and I to sea kayak - just 4minutes away on the Waimea Inlet. We paddled around Bird Island and over to Rabbit Island. You may be able to see Hamish the kotukuku (white heron) in one of the photos. As we approached the Mapua Wharf we heard a band playing at the Golden Bear brewery so we beached and joined in the Independence Day celebrations. What a transition from stillness, quiet and wilderness - to rockin' music!

And last weekend, Briar and I went tramping up in to the snow in Kahurangi National Park. We stayed overnight in the cosy Lake Sylvester hut.

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