Saturday, April 1, 2017

Tanes Track and Cream Teas

It's a tough time of year. We have two weeks to go until the Easter holidays and it has been a very long term. I'm tired, the other half is tired and the kids are apparently exhausted. Getting them away from their tablets and television on a Saturday morning is proving very tricky.

So this Saturday we decided to head out towards the Hutt Valley and visit Tanes track which forms part of the Rimutuka Rail Trail. It is always beautiful out that way and despite the greyish sky it was still as stunning as ever.

It is a lovely track, winding through lush native bush. Its one of the rare areas where dogs are allowed to run off the lead and Ted makes the most of this freedom!

Someone has painted and hidden stones in various places along the walk. We spent a lot of time searching for these. It added extra interest and fun along the walk.

These stones were clearly a labour of love and were beautifully decorated.

After a walk refreshing walk in the woods we headed to a fantastic little cafe offering cream teas for lunch. 

I can thoroughly recommend the place. My other half had a very interesting chat to the owner whilst he put together the freshly made scones and cream. The little house and barn had been their since the 1860's and he had photos of the original occupants. They took 5 months to travel from England and ended up living in this beautiful location. They must have been very satisfied with their new lives!

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