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Adventures down under
14th Feb 2017
Down time in Bronte

The weather wasn't bad today, warm sunny intervals and a high of 22 degrees. Unfortunately, Judi put her back out this morning and was in agony and could hardly walk. So we were late down for breakfast, and took our time eating and chatting to our hosts. We decided the best course of action was to have some down time so after some rest and exercises, we went to Rabbit Island for a gentle walk. On the beach there were two horses being taken for a swim; they were enjoying it!  The two girls with the horses were trainee vets, having completed two years of a five-year course. The horses were called "Mate" and "Spider-Man"; Mate was swimming for the first time, but Spider-Man was an old hand. Rabbit Island is clearly a school trip favourite, as there was a class-full enjoying a mass frolic in the sea!

After our walk, with Judi's back easing, we went for lunch at a very nice cafe in Richmond, followed by a spot of wine tasting. The wines from Nelson are a different character to those from Hawkes Bay; we need to try more to see which we prefer. To add insult to injury, Judi was stung by a bee as she got back in the car. Not really feeling like going out for dinner, we ate in, accompanied by a glass or two of wine and the view of the distant mountains as the sun went down. 

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