Wednesday, January 20, 2016

New Zealand Journey 2016

Trip down under
New Zealand 2016

 View from Raumati
Donald and Ann Massie's 

Ann in her beautiful garden

Tui bird

Donald Massie overseeing his flock

Jetting the young ones
The young shepherd Branson

Pohutukawa Tree
New Zealand Christmas tree

Wellington - North Island
Ferry across Cook Strait to Picton
Headed to the South Island
(Can be the roughest waters on the planet)

South Island with the North Island and windmills in the

Beautiful sunset at our rental
house in Nelson, wrapping up
2015.  Eager to bring
in the New Year.
Mapua, South Island
Gorgeous inlet and a huge white heron
that I snuck up on for the
perfect picture.

Hamish.  The fake rendition of the
white heron that returned 15 years
in a row.

Marlborough Wine Country
Amazing Sauvignon Blanc tasting
With great friends that we
both hadn't seen in years.

Army of tractors hauling out fishing boats.

Abel Tasman National Park

Headed to our private beach.
Abel Tasman National Park.


Swimming in the Tasman Bay


Pepin Island
Les and Matt spear fishing
and diving for dinner.


Mighty hunter and gatherer

Golden Bay

We stopped at an incredible vineyard.
Peter Yealands
"Worlds most ecologically advanced
winery, devoted to 100%

Only one to have visited
from Nevada.
Smile :-)

Classical music piped over 7,000 acres of vines.
"Think Boldly
Tread lightly
and never say
it can't be
-Peter Yealands

Yealands had both
Merino and Baby Doll

Back home to North
Massie Residence

Bull Beef

Hawkes Bay Wine Region
Craggy Range Vineyard

Hawkes Bay
Church Road Vineyard

Sandra, Donald, and Daniel

Amanda, Daniel, and San

Donald and Nephew Logan

Grant and Donald

Logan and Georgia
counting steps

Won first place in show jumping that day.
Nice job.

Embracing 2016
What a stunning break