The Saturday that Gayle’s aunt and uncle were here, he took them and our children, and a couple of other visitors, out to Gore Bay. I stayed home to work on food for the weekend, so these are the pictures someone else took. Apparently, Little Miss has gotten past her fear of the sea!
They walked around to Port Robinson, and found some unusual things. This was a dead octopus they found washed up.
A live sea urchin!
Two elephant slugs.
Including our family, we had 25 people on Sunday and Monday morning! This was when we had the conference at which Gayle’s uncle spoke. I took this picture Sunday morning just before breakfast.
On our way to church, we stopped at a place from which you can see the Kaikoura Peninsula and the coast for a long ways around. We were treated to a closeup look at this bellbird, who was helping himself to nectar from this kowhai tree.
After church, some of the party walked over the Kaikoura Peninsula. I went home to cook tea, but my photographer stayed to walk!
That was a really good weekend. It was a lot of work to feed so many people, but so worth while.