Remembering ‘Home’ in the Wairarapa
If you keep up with us on Twitter, you’ll remember that we recently spent quite a few extra days in Wellington than planned. As much as we love the city (and all the great food!), we weren’t so keen on the snow that arrived the day we planned to leave! Wellington very rarely sees snow since it’s right on the coast, so we were witnessing history when we saw the flakes falling from the sky on Monday. There wasn’t any accumulation to speak of in the city, but there was enough on the one road through the Rimutaka Mountain Range to warrant closing the road!
Thankfully, our friend Alistair and his flatmates let us continue to sleep on their futon in the living room. As much as we enjoyed spending time with them and getting to know them better, listening to the wind howling outside whilst huddled up in blankets in a poorly insulated house made us both rather homesick. We started pining for warm, summer days with friends and family.
But then the road opened on Thursday and we made our way through just a bit of rain to a region east of Wellington known as the Wairarapa. We were greeted by a lovely stay with these lovely people:
and these lovely pets:
We were finally warm and cozy! We set to work the next day cleaning cupboards and mopping floors while Edward Sharpe played on the stereo. I forgot how much I love one of his songs in particular and wanted to share it with you. He sings that ‘home is where ever I’m with you.’ Drew and I are always home when we’re together 🙂
During our stay with Duncan & Jan, we were able to take a day trip to see nearby Lake Ferry and Cape Palliser.
On the way back, we stopped for some pictures of baby lambs (which are EVERYWHERE in NZ right now–it’s so precious!) and we noticed one little lamb trotting along on the wrong side of the fence! The poor little thing got scared as we approached, but Drew rescued it and sent it back on its way!
View more pictures from the Wairarapa on Facebook!