It’s now Thursday, and we’ve been in Punakaiki for 4 days.
We’ve been staying with my parents who manage the Paparoa Park Motels.
The weather has been so so, but you can’t expect tropical temperatures on the west coast, especially in winter.
It’s been great spending time with the family, as we get together every year. This year has been the year of babies. Joshua is now 7 1/2 months old and my sisters baby Edward is now 7 weeks. My cousins baby Zach Wilkins was also around on Tuesday night (he’s 5 months old) when all the Greymouth relatives came out for dinner (and drinking, as only Wilkins’s know how…)
Yesterday we journeyed out to Hokitika to visit Kim’s uncle and then on the way home we caught up with Kim’s long lost west coast cousins who she hadn’t seen for over 20 years. It was great to catch up with all of them and Kim’s dad will be mighty pleased we did, as we were.