Today was grey and cloudy, but not too cold. Perfect for a good walk around our loop track. I fed Holly and set off to move her fence. It is her last break where she is and tomorrow I will need to put her in a fresh paddock. Laurie moved the sheep yesterday and they are now in the ‘Pioneer paddock’. We quietly walked through them and over to the gate into the Beehive paddock.
I checked the mail box when I passed it as I have been doing every day. Usually it is empty but you never know! Today there was a parcel for Kayden. It was from The Ministry of Education and labelled essential services. I thought I’d better take it up with me. He opened them when I got them home. It’s pretty impressive what they sent: reading, writing, science and other activities as well as writing books and pens and pencils. Thank you to the Ministry!
I went to town today. It’s the first time I have driven into Westport for 28 days! The weather deteriorated as I got closer to town. It rained, heavily. There was quite a bit of surface flooding. I got soaked!
At the supermarket I stood in line under the tarpaulin waiting for my turn to get in and do my shopping. I was also shopping for an over 70’s couple from our church. I finally got everything and packed it away in my ute. I then drove to the butcher who had processed our meat for us and picked up the corned beef. I dropped groceries off on the way home. The road that goes from Hector to Mokihinui is one of the most stunning drives. I never tire of it. A narrow band of road between the sea and hills, with a few houses and some developed land. I stopped at the Mussel Rocks lookout and watched the sea. I love the ebb and flow of the tides and the moods that the sea has. It’s a great place to sit and meditate and collect your thoughts.
Just before I got home I stopped on the Mokihinui bridge to take a couple of photos. They are not very good as it was heavy rain and I did not want to get out of the car!
Finally I was back to our driveway, opened the gate, changed the ute to 4WD and up to the house. Ahhh, it felt great to be back home!
I walked the dogs in the rain tonight. It was good to stretch my legs after a day out. I’ve got a roster for work and start on Tuesday next week. I wonder if all the special times I’ve had over the last month will make a difference, and if so how?
Lovely sunset tonight. Maybe tomorrow will be a nice day. Kayden and I are going to make poppies to put near our mail box.