Day 9-10 – Westport – Blenheim – Waikanae

It rained and the wind blew on Friday night.  By Saturday morning the rain had slowed down and we packed up and headed back down the coast a bit to see a local lighthouse.  After that we headed inland through the countryside.

We drove to the picturesque town of Nelson on the north coast of the South Island. From there we drove to Blenheim where a doctor and his wife had offered us accommodations.  They live in a cute 100 year old house and have three delightful young children.  We enjoyed a classic New Zealand meal – roast lamb, potatoes and veg.  Yum! Afterward we enjoyed a great time of fellowship and hearing the amazing story of how God led Clare to Christ.

This morning we drove to Picton where we caught the ferry to Wellington.  The weather was fine and sunny.  We arrived safe and sound in Wellington and drove back to Waikanae where our friends Robbie and Debbie live.

We enjoyed a walk on the beach and came home to a delicious roast lamb dinner.  The wind is blowing wildly outside but we are enjoying a lovely warm night in the house around the fireplace.