Matt sorted all the hedge/tree branches into a better pile and has decided to try a hugel permaculture thing with them on the rough bank that has been a trial for forever. Hopefully this will give us a few veges next year.
And back to the holiday things.....
We decided to do a trip to Walter Peak on the Earnslaw for the day. James didn't want to come (the boys had been last holiday with grandma) but William did so we packed a lunch (being too poor to buy one after paying for the tickets) and set off on the boat. It was a lovely day and not too hot for once. There was a wind on the lake and Matt is now minus one hat. An errant gust sent it flying over the side.
There was a guided tour of the farm stuff with sheep and all but we mostly ignored that (we come from this area so it was nothing new) and took photos of this and that instead. There was a morning tea included in the ticket price and we made good use of that - very nice too with creamed fresh pikelets, cake and scones with tea or coffee.
Then we decided to explore a bit. We visited the shop but didn't buy anything and then walked around the shore line until we got to a gate. We then retraced ourselves a bit and ate our lunch on the beach. I got out my sketch book and made several sketches, one of which I think is rather good. Then we walked back and investigated the gardens and bought iceblocks as it was rather hot.
|You could go visit the engine|
|as you can see - stuffy and hot!|
|Looking towards Walter peak|
|The wharf at Walter Peak|
|Looking up the valley|
|the mountain ridge behind|
|the farmhouse (massive as these always are)|
|stone skipping, lunch bay|
|more stone skipping|
|view from the wharf|
|coming to get us!|