After a horror trip over the Napier-Taupo Road on Tuesday we were pleased to arrive at our destination. It may well have been the first day of summer, but the weather gods weren’t listening. Strong winds, rain, swirling clouds and low temperatures combined with 150kms or so of hilly roads made for a rather trying trip. We are staying at the Hawkes Bay Golf Club for several nights, and we were made very welcome when we went to pay our fees. In fact we were advised that the club restaurant is open on the next few nights when twilight golf is in session and we would be welcome to dine there as well. We just might have to try it out before we leave.
Well manicured golf links
A visit to see my elder sister Kathleen was top of the list. She is facing an operation just prior to Christmas so I certainly wanted to catch up with her. Kathleen is in good spirits and “just wants in over and done” as she says. People say that we are looking more and more alike as we are getting older, and I have to admit that is true. Can you see the purple bruise still on my left jaw? At least the swelling has subsided.
Jenny and Kathleen
Imagine my delight when I found some gorgeous freshly picked cherries for sale on a road side stall when w were driving back to camp. Of course I had to buy some, and lovely juicy peaches as well. Robin doesn’t really care for cherries, as I do, so I guess I’ll just have to eat them all myself! Don’t you just love summer fruit, and this area is known as the “Fruit Bowl of New Zealand”.
I love cherries!
In the evening we met up with my niece Lisa and her two children for a catch-up and evening meal at Breakers, a casual family style restaurant chain. Plenty of burgers on the menu, but not really my food of choice, so I decided on fish, and Robin enjoyed his lamb shank.
Niece Lisa, Adam, Kate, Jenny and Robin
In the evening the sky turned a glorious shade – such a wonderful sunset. A wonderful finish to a great day.
Such a pretty sight