SUNDAY 26 MARCH WYNYARD
S and M had phoned yesterday, to ask us to go back to Stanley for a late lunch today, so John could meet their neighbour there, who is a well-regarded wooden guitar maker. They thought John would find him interesting and might learn some techniques from him.
We got diesel in Wynyard – 93cpl.
We reached Stanley about midday. It was a lovely, sunny, warm day there.
S and M were still painting the outside of their cottage when we arrived. There are some really quaint cottages in Stanley – not surprising, given the age of the settlement.
J met the guitar maker and they talked for ages. I sat out in the courtyard of the cottage, in the sun, and sewed. It was very pleasant, sitting there, with the black lab dog and a little Russian Blue cat, who also belonged to a neighbour.
We had a late lunch – BBQ chicken – done in a Weber style portable gas BBQ. It cooked well, but we thought it was too heavy for us to cart around.
It was great to be back in Stanley again, but we had to head back to Wynyard in the late afternoon. We drove 129kms today.
I really like this section of the north coast. Could live here, I think.
Tea was zucchini soup, cold lamb, potato, salad.
After tea, I worked on a letter to U and J. John played computer games.