We drove up to Kaikoura on Wednesday night, to spend a little time with good friends Dave and Jana.
It's only about 3 hours up the coast, and we don't get up there often enough!
Kaikoura is really quite beautiful, straddling the coastline, held in by the mountains.
There's loads to do there, but G and I like doing nothing best of all!
We went to the ANZAC parade, and had an afternoon cooking Indian, culminating in an Indian feast with great wine and a whole lot of yapping.
In between the parade and the laying of the wreath, G and I hung out on the pebbly beach.
Many beaches on the South Island are stoney, and frequently wildly windswept, but very beautiful!
My boots are very strange and ugly things I opshopped in Timaru last year, but feck, they're comfy!