A foggy start

A foggy start to yesterday evening. Advertisements

Rimu Wine Bar

Rimu Wine Bar – shot this yesterday and seems appropriate to post it today after a very enjoyable glass of Mapua Montepulciano with friends last night. Does this mean Sunday is the new Friday?…


Good decision this morning to get up and head to the Wharf to wait for the sun to come up – then head back home to coffee and the log burner to see if the power had come back on.

Rock Hopping

Rock Hoppers at Ruby Bay – kids grow like weeds here, must be the sunshine and outdoor nature of life, they’ve certainly got a healthy head start. These images were taken today – Mid July – and yes, you can spot one of them in shorts and a tee shirt.

Chocolate tasting

MAPUA COUNTRY STORE offering chocolate tastings… On a grey and chilly winter afternoon, nothing cheers you up like chocolate. Local artisan chocolate specialists All About Chocolate’s Lauren was offering tastings of the Zotter range – for chocolate connoisseurs, Zotter is an organic, fair-trade chocolatier making bean-to-bar chocolate.

Jave Hut

Morning coffee at Java Hut – is this where the real power lies in Mapua?…

STAY – Perfect spot in Kaiteriteri

Tucked away in Kaiteriteri, right on the doorstep of Abel Tasman National Park, is this little oasis – and ‘oasis’ is┬áthe best word to describe Wall Street Accommodation’s compact studio apartment because in the garden outside your door is the most beautiful natural pool that guests are welcome to use during their stay. A little…

EAT – Alberta’s on Mapua Wharf

Alberta’s opens early in the mornings which is a great idea as – what with the great weather n’all – Mapua Wharf always has a sprinkling of dog walkers, cyclists, amblers and general wanderers. Stop in here for a terrific coffee (Rabbit Island Coffee Co. roasts) and one of their treats made fresh on the…