While I would have loved to go tramping over the last couple of days. The utterly wet weather had other plans.
But boy what lovely plans they were!
I ended up staying with Sigrid and Phil and Saskia for three days.
I toured Sigrid and Phil’s farm - including shown how the calves are fed with milk and feed. I ate 6 amazing porterhouse steak from the farm and said hello to the black sheep. I met many lovely locals at Piopio. I drove through Te Awamutu twice and it truly has a sacred ring - yep that’s a Crowded House reference.
Sigrid drove me to Raglan and I stared at the surfers on waves, even in crazy downpour. In raglan I ate Vegetables and tofu. How I miss vegetables.
And Sigrid and I played scrabble; until she hit this beauty with all her letters and on a triple word tile!
So while I was a bit antsy not hiking I had a wonderful stay with Sigrid and Phil.
And how green are those pastures!