Monday, February 20, 2012


This is what I've been doing over the last week. two pairs even.

Apart from these which were made from all the odds and ends hanging round here (and there are plenty more too), I have had a clean out of my general wool and sent half a box of oddments to the kindy. There are also two boxes of cloth scraps for the patchwork group for community stuff and a box to be sorted for small pieces for me. So I have been rather busy.

Then there was the day trip we made to the Catlins which was really good. There were only three of us as James decided not to come so it was a peaceful trip for once. I might add that James by himself is also fine - its when you put them together!!!

We stopped at the bridge at Balclutha for lunch on the way there as we were a bit late leaving. Then we went on to the Matai Falls which I haven't visited since I was 12 and that wasn't yesterday! There is now a proper path and a bridge over the gully we slid down on our backsides. The falls were pretty much as I remember but we went about 2 minutes up the track to the horse shoe falls this time. We didn't know they existed last time. They are pretty but not spectacular - I think the water level was fairly low which kills things a bit.

William got up close and personal with this waterfall :)

Then we decided to carry on to the Purakaunui Falls where we used the public toilet and got a fancy hot chocolate from a stand run by a couple of local ladies - very nice - before wandering down to the falls themselves.

This was on the way from the waterfall.

Then we made our way back to Balclutha where we decided to take a short detour to Kaitangata which I'd not visited before. We took photos of two bridges just because they were interesting.

Matt made a panorama of this one but I can't find it on here...only the pieces.

We just had to go over this bridge...

After that we stopped at Waihola for the best fish and chip dinner and got home after 9. A lovely day for all.


ps Had to add this -

Taken at the Purakaunui Falls viewing platform.


Leanne said...

LOVE those socks - and the photos are beautiful!

You're reminding me I really need to do more sightseeing!

Annie said...

What a wonderful place those waterfalls look to be. there's nothing quite like the cool rush of falling water to refresh the soul is there.

knutty knitter said...

Its one of my favourite places so we go there about once a year or so.