While here in Takaka we’ve met a new friend called Cathleen who has a beautiful horse we were able to ride. I think this was Isla’s highlight of our stay. Isla’s missed her riding while we’ve been traveling and with all this Covid stuff she’s not been to her RDA for ages, so was soooo excited about meeting Duet and maybe a ride.

Cathleen also recommended a bush walk to do into the hill to a stunning waterfall which we enjoyed together – well actually on reflecting – this wasn’t a good day for Isla walking !  All we heard was are we there yet ? , I’m tired, Where are we going? Why are we walking ?We tried to make the most of it, and help her along with a little distraction to enjoy the walk- and yes the waterfall was worth the walk and then it was all downhill and on the way back.