South Island part 2
South Island week 2
16th and 17th February
Invercargill is a very large, spread out town, nothing much here to interest me, except a lovely yarn shop. 🙂
I have seen so much pure wool, especially merino wool, but it really doesn’t excite me at all, I find it quite rough, and I often have problems with my skin when I work with wool. So, I thought I would try the Panda Magnum, which seems to be the most common acrylic yarn here. Sorry to say it is nothing like the quality of Stylecraft Special, but as I have been forming an idea for a new blanket I felt it would do for some test squares, and I will continue to play with it for a few days.
20th 21st February
Back in the car today, and on towards Twizel.
The day has started with very low cloud, covering the mountain tops, and making it dull, with a light misty rain.
I stopped on the way at the Moeraki Boulders.
My first thought was Septarian, and the boulders are indeed a concretion with Calcites formed over hundreds of thousands of years from sediments from the Ocean bed, there is one still attached to the cliff face, and many are almost eroded to nothing.
There is an amazing feeling of peace here, even if there are loads of tourists, these big stones positively sing to me. 🙂
Again, it was a shame the sun was not shinning, but it was still an amazing experience.
Then the drive headed inland, and out came the sun… typical!!
The valley area that leads up towards Twizel is incredibly dry, but the lakes are as stunning as all the others, even if they are more man-made. This area is all about dams, and the electricity production for New Zealand. And finally I got the photos I have been waiting for, the perfect reflections of the landscape mirrored in the waters of the lake.
I have loved living in Bucks, and have many wonderful memories from my childhood, and from my working life. But now, after years of thinking about everyone else, it is time for me to follow my dreams and move to the one place in the world where I truly feel “at home”.
Every time I go to Cornwall, I have the most amazing feeling of peace and as if my soul has come home, with no more ties to Bucks it was the logical choice for my new home.
This is where Mr J and I will be walking most days, a short drive from our new home, with a very handy pub at the top of the lane.