howdy, sorry no pics for a while but all internet places have been a bit useless (not us). We headed up the west coast but weather stopped us surfin or hanging around for long. So we went to christchurch and visited trinity's parents Jim and Jill who gave us a great home cooked meal and few bottles of vino and a right laugh with there son Amos. Then we enjoyed chillin at a wee french sea side settlememt called Aurora and loved the ice creams.. then up to Kaikoara to the horse racing, surfin amd swimming with wild dolphins (which was amazing, see photos). Then up to Marlborough wine region and done a bit of drink driving on mountain bikes!!!.. then more nature time in beautiful Abel Tasman national park walking on deserted beaches etc... Then we found ourselves in Takaka an "alternative" town - where every second person is a healer/hippy/yogi/psychic. This is when we went off the radar for a while and checked into the yoga retreat called ANAHATA a proper mountain retreat. Here we stay for 4 days detoxing (veggy meals only, no alcohol!!!!!!!! or choc!!!!!) learning satanyanda yoga, meditating and chanting (felt like chanting - give us some wine and choc!!!! mmmmmmm) and we even joined in some Karma yoga, which is helping out around the place - we worked in the organic gardens and helped build the decking. So as we write this we have just crossed to the north island on the ferry.... and it is the 7th day OF OUR DETOX!!! of no wine/beer/meat/fish/coffee!!!!!but we are surviving and now have a bet on to see who can last the longest. May the best man/woman win!!
Peace and love to all xxxxxx