Wonderful sunset last night. First for quite a while.
Day 6 of Ian having Covid, another positive result. Freedom was not yet to be then. Getting desperate for water and the loo had to be emptied, we drove to the dump station. Only about a mile or two we felt secure about not meeting anyone. But then a call came in. It was the NZ health clinic. They have been brilliant in the text messages and advice throughout Ian's Covid days, this time they wanted a proper conversation. I could hear Ian express surprise, in fact his whole deminer changed from being downhearted to a sudden uplift of spirits. What he told me was baffling. As it had been almost a week since getting Covid, he was now deemed fit to socialise with whomever he wanted. Apparently tests have been done on this new variant XBB.1.5 (Kraken) which showed positive results could show up up for 10 days but many people would no longer be infectious to others after 5 days. So a very jubilant Ian did no more than book the tour he had wanted to do for a while and that was to go to the Weta Cave.
Most folk looking up Weta will find a very large grasshopper type insect. Weta Cave is actually a workshop showing incredible artefacts from the world of film, Lord of the Rings and Hobbit to name but two. Tours are available and we managed to get onto one at 1.30 tomorrow afternoon.
So a very relaxing afternoon was had. Friends from the UK popped over to see us, a very short visit. as they had their very pregnant daughter with them. No hugging was allowed! With low tide rapidly approaching a walk along the shore line to a cluster of rocks which looked promising for rock pools.
Love this waterproof camera of mine. And the close ups are just amazing.
Walking back we found shells, or rather what looked like shells, and we set about finding as many as we could. My plan is to make them into earrings and a necklace. I have just the friend Sue that could do it, all I have to do is ask very nicely.
Oh, and this photo was taken with that small red waterproof camera. I didn't think it too bad considering.