After the 3 hour drive to Nelson, i decide to stay at a place called haven house. A lady called a Helen showed me to my room, which is great. I have a front room, so i can see the lovely fountain out front in the park across the street. The room it's self is really nice too. My room has a fridge and a electric kettle. The bed is great.
I resist the urge to sleep, and head out to Nelson proper, which is a few blocks away. I note the location of the Warehouse, which i will visit later. I load up on maps and brochures. Helen
told me the Founders Park was a short walk away from downtown, so i head out that way, marveling at the beautiful front gardens the houses have. It's like suburban London meets Phoenix, as the flowers are somewhat tropical.
This is a flat walk, but longer than i thought.
I come to the entrance of the Park, where i can see Lord Rutherford's childhood home, a cottage which has been moved here to become.....a fudge and candy shop! There is a bakery, where i buy some gingerbread people, and the organic brewery where i ate lunch as planned.
The Da Vinci machines exhibit at the Provincial Museum, which is defo worth checking out. Also dinner at Saltwater, which has been recommended by the guys at HH. It is on Waverly Quay. I had the local Nelson scallops seared with lemon risotto, and the Neudorf reisling, which was very good, too. Service is slow
in NZ - what's the rush, anyway? Enjoy your meals, don't race through them......