We have just had three rather wet and cold days away in the caravan. Just as well I had some hand quilting to do. I’m currently working on the Puriri Wreath block, on my New Zealand Botanical quilt.
A little hand quilting
The rain kept coming down, the wind blew, but we were nice and cozy inside our caravan. Gemma was interested watching the rain drops trickle down the front window. And any birds she saw looking for worms outside put her in to a state of great excitement!
Yes Gemma, it’s still raining outside
The weather may have been bad, but the company was good. We were away with our caravan club friends in Carterton for the weekend, but four of us decided to arrive a day early – just because we could.
Some of our caravans in a row
The camp was very pleasant, nice and tidy with good facilities, and we had the use of a large room to gather in. In between the showers I went for a walk to see what I could see. This nicely landscaped corner by the office had a small aviary, with birds chirping inside. I took a walk around the camp and came across some sheep in the paddock over the fence. This one must be valued for it’s coloured fleece, I’m sure. We don't usually see piebald sheep like this, I must say.
Seen on my wander around the camp
As often happens when it is time to go home, Sunday dawned clear and sunny. Retracing our journey, we headed back through Eketahuna, which calls itself Kiwi Country. Probably because this little town is not too far from Pukaha National Wildlife Centre, which has bred some rare white kiwis. The flightless kiwi is our national bird, and the Wildlife Centre is a great place for visitors to stop if they are passing by.
Seen in Eketahuna
Regardless of the weather, we still had a great weekend away, catching up with our caravan club friends. What’s a little wind and rain in the winter, after all?