Friday, 12 October 2012

We're Back

Lea and I have been down in the South Island visiting my family for the last week. It has been wonderful introducing Lea to my dad, brothers and sister.

The first point of call was Moutere, Nelson where I stayed with my brother, Vincent and his partner, Dixie. We left last Friday and it was a 3 hour journey on the Inter-Islander from Wellington to Picton.

We then had a 2 hour drive to our destination which Lea and I cycled parts of. Lea did well cycling over 22 km of hilly terrain in training for her upcoming cycle race in December. My brother lives only 3 km from where the New Zealand Road Relay was being held so it was most convenient.
After settling in at my brother's I took Lea to where I ran the New Zealand Mountain Champs in April. It had been a rugged run and my car complained bitterly at the rough road and steady climb. After my car gave up we took some photos of the surrounding terrain.

Mast in the middle is where I ran up to in my race in April


Lea and I had a great time at Vincent and Dixie's. I really enjoyed playing the guitar and having a sing along with Vincent.
Vincent also took his turn on the guitar playing some of our old time favourites.

Please ignore all dates on photos as they are obviously not accurate. Will be in touch soon with information and photos on the Relay!


  1. Sounds like you had a great time!
    What are those yellow flowering bushes called?
    Those views in the mountains! Lovely!

  2. Those views are wonderful, sounds like you both had a great time. :)

  3. What beautiful country scenes. I love to see the gorse bushes in flower, if that's what they are. So happy that you had a good time.