I was so surprised this morning when I woke to see that the sun was up and the predicted rain and thunder storms were not present. So it was with great delight that after breakfast we made our way to the Ferry at the Paihia wharf. Sharron calls us kittens as she tries to herd us in the right direction. So I think she was surprised we had time to spare when we got there. Wendy and Alison south (As we have 2 Alison’s they are north and south, Waihi beach and Dunedin) they found a comfortable seat and began sketching as we waited.
It was a beautiful morning in Russell and we had a little tour of the town then settled down to draw and paint.
This little cottage sits right on the road, opposite the beach. Architecture is always a challenge for me so I took the challenge here.
We had lunch at the iconic Duke of Marlborough hotel. We sat in it but didn’t paint it.
Some more painting and sketching after lunch.
Then back on the Ferry for the ride back to Paihia. While we rocked in the boat I photographed some of the images produced today.
A wonderful day.
Ka kite apopo