Nelson for us was one of a bit of down time, staying with Richard and Janette, some family friends, who got to meet Evie for the first time. We spent our time enjoying their company and then Evie’s Omi came out to join us for a week.

We spent a lovely afternoon in nearby Mapua, where if you are a confident swimmer you can jump off the jetty and go with the fast flow for a bit! We also did a spot of wine tasting

Enjoying the Nelson Saturday markets, full of local crafts and foods, it wouldn’t be hard to spend a lot of money here.

The cafes in a buzzing Trafalgar Square, with buskers to help you while away an hour with a drink.

There is a modern cathedral with an interesting open bell tower so you can see the bells.

We had a wander around their botanical gardens. Not huge, but pretty.

And we tried to go to the middle of New Zealand, but we couldn’t get there due to the fires and the high risk (there was even someone employed to stop anyone going up, so we took Evie to the park instead.

Followed by a lovely meal out as a thanks to Richard and Janette for having Evie rampage around their place for so long.

An afternoon at the Tahanui beach Dropping Omi back at the airport up to continue on with her trip to Australia, and we have just a couple more weeks left in NZ.

Not before enjoying our final views over Nelson from Richard & Janette’s house

What a lovely few days

Author: eviedykes2018

I am almost 40 years old, with a love of the fells, the outdoors and travel. I work as a physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor. Having a baby at this point in life is a big change to my world. This blog is about how I go about my adventures with Evie, from day 1 onwards.....

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