Merry Christmas

Looking down the main street (Trafalgar St.) of Nelson. Christmas is very low key here especially compared to the effort put into it in the UK.

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We visited the market this morning, held every Saturday morning. It was packed. It sells everything from local crafts, fruit & vege, oils, soaps, bows & arrows, bread etc

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To all our readers, have a merry christmas. Hope you are spending it with family but for those away from home I hope you manage to get in touch with them sometime during the day. Here’s to a great 2017 with some more adventures.

Best wishes to all those at sea on Christmas day.

Centre of New Zealand

A couple of days after we arrived Mark & I had a walk up the somewhat muddy track to the centre of New Zealand.

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The spot itself.

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The view looking over the city towards the port.

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Looking the other way up the Matai Valley, nice walks and cycle paths up yon.

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Looking from the marina toward the centre

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