I'm not a mornings person by any means, but with Heidi I have had to change my lifestyle - for the better. On work days I get her out of bed at 5.30 in the morning to spend as much time as possible before work and to go for a short walk. On the weekends depending on how late I got to bed I get a bit more of a sleep in - say 6 to 6:30am. So Friday night, I get a call from Dad to say they had arrived - by Yacht from Nelson to Wellington, via Taranaki - long story short they had to log up miles to qualify for an upcoming race). I was expecting them to arrive Sat morning - so a little under-prepared with the sofa couches (I have two). Got to bed about 11 that night, and then woke up to this lovely weather. Heidi had a bit of a play and had her breakfast whilst I managed to get in 3 hours of sewing on a boys baby quilt which I will post about next.
I wanted to get as much done before everyone woke up knowing that today would be a day outside. And our agenda was pretty well sorted, to take Heidi for a walk along the South Coast (which is protected from the Northerly and can get very hot down there), followed by some lunch and an afternoon of sailing. Here are some pics of our walk down along the south coast.
|Tempting Heidi for a swim - fail! This will be a training WIP.|
|Young Heidi is not yet allowed completely off leash, so I tie her up to a 20m rope to give her some practice.|
|The Bluebird Ferry, along with the Kaikoura Ranges in the Background|
|Not all Kiwi's take our beautiful coastline for granted :)|
|Heidi, warming up her sea legs|
|Skipper (Dad) with Heidi|
|Blackout under a Masthead Gennaker|