Here we are  now worked our way down the south island and left the snow caped peaks of Mount Ruapehu and headed for the coast where we met another family living with PWS in Wellington. We shared an evening and enjoyed a homecooked Mexican meal together. Their  little girl isn’t quite 2 years old, so Isla very much enjoyed mothering her while we were there- see photo.

Our weekend in Wellington conveniently coincided with the Extravaganza Gypsy Fair, which was a fun filled few days. Our friends from the far north now live in there house truck on the fair making yummy Dutch pancakes and selling wooden creations, hand crafted by there friend. It was lovely to spend time together experiencing their new life. They all welcomed us as part of the family, so needless to say that our girls had a ball.

We planed to visit the Wellington Museum again but ran out of time. We highly recommend it and hope we can see it on our return our journey north.

So after a fab weekend on the Extravaganza fair we drove to the ferry port to head across the straits to the South Island. As always our time in Welli was windy and on the chilly side, so we had our fingers crossed that our crossing would be smooth. Sailors we are – but who likes a bumpy ferry crossings !   and it was quite bumpy through the straits, yet always so beautiful entering the Marlborough Sounds. We’d like to take this opportunity  to thank Blue Bridge for making a contribution towards our ferry crossing.