Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Christmas Vacation

Christmas break was spend at a "Bach" (New Zealand term for holiday home) on Pelorus Sound for 4 days. Though cloudy for a few days, we had dry weather the whole time.

We got a Bach in Northwest Bay which is off of Pelorus Sounds up in the Marlborough Sounds. This area is totally off the grid, no power, no cell phone service, no roads. You can only get there by boat.

Jessie made a ham for our Christmas dinner and the rest of the time, we pretty much just hung out in the sun, took a quick dip in the cold waters and went on a few short hikes.

Since there was no road, there were no crowds, just the sounds of the New Zealand native birds.

Our bach (vacation house)

getting mussels for fishing bait

checking out the local flora

High Tide

Low Tide

Sara and a koru

Hanging out

picnic on the dock

picnic on the dock

exploring the area around Northwest Bay

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