We had a very calm crossing then got takeaways and drove to Masterton to stay with Don and Anna. We had a small look around Masterton, but our main trip out was to Mt Holdsworth, where we camped about 5 years ago maybe.
The kids had fond memories of blackberry pancakes, so we picked a pile of blackberries. They ended up in pancakes and blackberry and apple crumble.
We also had a picnic lunch at the park and foraged for hazelnuts; the kids found a lot. And there was also a trip to Schoc Chocolates, ridiculously expensive but very delicious, the sort of thing we only buy on holiday (and then only 2 each!)
We had a lovely visit, so nice to see Don and Anna and family in their natural habitat 😁