Monday, February 19, 2018

Beautiful Nelson, 2018

After soaring through Blenheim, we drove on to beautiful Nelson, New Zealand's sunniest place, on the north coast of the island, the gateway to Golden Bay, Abel Tasman National Park, Cape Farewell and more. As in 2014, we spent a few days in Nelson, certainly my favorite South Island town. Additional posts on Nelson, from 2014, are at and All this on February 8-10.
Few towns are kinder to travelers than Nelson; smack in the center
of the city, in a large square converted to parking, is the Montgonery
Solar Superloo...parking for self-contained camper-vans, toilet and
shower facilities, even a coin-op laundry, all for nominal fees

The Montgomery Solar Superloo; the solar panels are osbcured
by the tree

We spent a couple nights in Nelson, as in 2014, enjoying the
art deco, the shopping, and especially the Saturday market

Tower on Church Hill

The Saturday market is not to be missed: excellent local artsy-craftsy
types, locally grown produce and other food stuffs; plants; much
ethnic cuisine; no crap, none at all

Wine barrel tops made into trays; lots of wine in this part of
the world, Marlborough back toward Blenheim

Topo-map cloth pillow covers

Locally designed, made, dyed...

1 comment:

Tawana said...

I'll bet you had a hard time not buying one of everything you saw. Looks like some good things there.