A couple of weeks ago, we went to church in Reefton. We don’t normally go there, but occasionally we find ourselves with a Sunday free, as in the people we normally worship with aren’t around. There is a very small Baptist church in Reefton, however, that we are learning to know, and we have greatly enjoyed the few times we’ve been with them. Each time, we have come away encouraged. Because it is a half-hour drive from home, we took along a picnic lunch and enjoyed some time in a park. Mr. Diligence climbed this large oak tree, and his brothers, of course, had to pick up acorns to pelt him with. He did his best to deflect them, and they all had great fun.
After we were finished with lunch and had everything packed away, we called him down from his perch, and drove up to the Reefton Lookout. We had an amazing view from the top, over the valley in which the town is built and beyond.
The “road” on which we drove up and back down was very narrow and rough. Simon did a superb job of navigating around the washouts and under fallen trees, but the branches and brambles that leaned over the track scratched the sides of the van.
This sign greatly amused us. Especially read the small print! (The large print points to the Lookout and the ZigZag, which is a walking track at the end of where vehicles can go.)