Monday 1st Oct:
We awoke and packed up at Ada’s Cottage ready to leave. We fed Jag the pig (and his chicken friend) our leftovers (as instructed by the owners!) before we left. The weather, again, was beautiful and sunny as we drove away from Marlborough Sounds. We stopped at a few lookouts along the way to take some pictures. We headed for Nelson to stop at briefly for some food (not our favourite place we have stopped at if we are being honest) and then headed for the WOW (world of wearable art) Car Museum. Our main reason for stopping here was to see the cars and I took some pictures. They had a good collection and we enjoyed our visit. The world of wearable art bemused John though! It was basically a big room with a fashion runaway and loads of plastic models with crazy costumes on moving around the runway. The room was full of old women and me and John! We quickly headed for the exit realising that perhaps we hadn’t fully appreciated what was there. The car museum was worth the visit alone though. The women at the ticket counter here was also from Midsomer Norton in Somerset (very close to where we live!) so it was really funny to meet her! She is the third person in a few days we have met who is from Britain and near to where we live or have lived. Sybil who took us out on the boat on Sunday was from Glastonbury and a lady working at a food place in Nelson that we spoke to was from Surrey. What a small world! After leaving the museum we headed for Kaiterteri – a very quaint and quiet little town on the edge of the Abel Tasman Park. There was on a small shop that closed at 5pm and one place to eat, so we headed there and enjoyed a nice pizza. They were playing one of our favourite Icelandic bands – Of Monsters and Men – which was great. We also watched the premier (a day after America) of one of our favourite shows – Homeland – back in our room, which was a nice end to the day.
Some of my pictures are inserted below into a gallery because (with the slow internet speeds) it is much easier than inserting them as I go but sorry it is not as pleasing on the eye!