We woke up to a stunning view across the water at Rabbit island. It was dead still and with lots of local dog walkers out exercising.
Who’d have thought that it was going to go pear shaped later in the day with a front forecaast to come over and drench the whole country !
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We thought there would be a few hours where we could jump on our bikes and go into Nelson for a look around. Fiona was keen to get some wool and it was good to bike around the foreshore and check out all the neat houses tucked into the hillside.
The bike lanes are pretty narrow and close to the traffic so we ended up using the footpaths probably more than we should have but there were no pedestrians so Hey Ho!
We parked our bikes in the centre of town and locked our bikes into the provided bike racks and set off on foot. On a mission for the wool shops 🙂
We found a couple but not quite what was required it seems so a cup of coffee in a cafe was a nice break.
After looking around a bit more, we hopped back on the bikes and headed back the 4kms back to the campground. The weather was closing in and it all looked different with a grey sky but still nice and warm. After an 8K round trip, it was time for a cuppa by the sea.
A great day out and although it was supposed to be raining by 2pm and we rode back looking at the threatening sky, it was still dry at 6pm!
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Nice photos. Looks like a wonderful area.
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