It was our first night "freedom camping" last night, pulled up by the beach at Raumati opposite Kapiti island. Yesterday afternoon the island vanished behind cloud and rain, but it was back this morning.
Yesterday was special particularly because Rob walked 4 miles on the beach without pain stopping him. A big improvement compared to a week ago. Fingers crossed for our plans to trek in Fjordland in early Feb.
Today: a morning swim before breakfast, hard to beat as a start to the day.
On down to windy Wellington, it was a beautiful sunny day. Wooden houses perched on steep hillsides, wonderful trees and birdsong in the botanical gardens, busy bustling dockside and waterfront.
We are watching the sunset from our patch in Camp Wellington on . Shelly Bay. It's all pretty good!