The wedding was beautiful, incredibly intimate with only about 30 people there, the weather held out for the day and we had a fantastic time.
Mangatoetoe Settlement beach - just passed Ngawi.
Ed and Kristen's wonderful wedding on the beach. Come on England get with the out door wedding theme. It is so ridiculous and antiquated that you cannot do this there.
Sun sets outside our bach.
Dramatic scenery. Folly is fascinated by the seals!
Lunch spot, sun has come out, and we try and fail to find some Paua!
By Featherston, we head into the Tararua Forest Park to take the dog for a walk. Before the standard steep half and hour uphill and back down again we find a gorgeous meadow covered in a blanket of butter cups and forget me nots to run around in.
We went for lots of walks, put the 4x4 to good use, saw some stunning countryside, a Lord of the Rings set, soaked up some sun and enjoyed a great weekend in the Wairarapa. We love it there.
Incidentally, Washpool, and Ngawi are thought to be one of the first places Maori arrived at, we visited Kupe's rock, which is enshrined in Maori history.