Thursday, 29 October 2020

Visiting Mapua Wharf




 Last November during our holiday in Nelson, the other half and I drove out to Mapua Wharf which is about a 25 minute drive out of town. Unfortunately we were there in early Summer while it was very overcast and drizzly so it wasn't very busy there but usually the shops in and around that area are active with visitors. There are cafes, a bicycle hire shop, a boat club, a real estate office, a wine bar, a maritime museum, an art gallery, a homewares shop, a restaurant and a hat shop. 



We were 2 of the very few people around that day so we each took turns standing behind the sign while the other took a cheesy photo. The creature artistically decorated on the bottom right of the sign is what's known as a Taniwha. Up until February this year I had long hair so this was just before I had it all cut into a shorter style.


Pretty interesting really. Linking up with Skywatch Friday.

16 comments:

Tom said...

...what a fun photo op!

Lowcarb team member said...

I like the 'cheesy photograph' it's very colourful.

All the best Jan

Susan Heather said...

I love Mapua - there was a good restaurant there when we visited.

Graham Edwards said...

I was interested in the fact that James Heatly trapped rabbits. Rabbits were introduced by Europeans in the 1800s so if he was the first pakeha resident in Mapua Wharf presumably either he brought the rabbits or they had already spread pretty widely. Interesting things one learns.

Iris Flavia said...

Love the pic!

Tigger said...

Please tell us you took some photos of the split apple rock while you were in that part of the country....

Amy said...

No sorry we didn't. We were there for about 2 days in all but hopefully will go back and some point.

At Home In New Zealand said...

All through that area there are so many wonderful things to see. I love the village feel of Mapua, and your photo looks really great.

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful and fun photo ^_^

Live each moment with love,

A ShutterBug Explores
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Bill said...

Very cool and fun pic!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

It looks like an interesting place to visit. I loved the backstory!

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

love the colorful sign

eileeninmd said...

Hello,
It is a cool sign and fun photo. You look cute! Take care, enjoy your weekend!

Sharon said...

What a fun photo! That looks like a great location. I bet there is a lot of activity there in season.

NatureFootstep said...

nice shot! I checked out the location. It is in the north coast of the south island of NZ :)

b.c. said...

of course!! always take the photo :))

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