I finished the day with another sunset on South Beach- very peaceful.
This morning was a day when everyone knew it was a waiting time for the rain to arrive- but I still managed a morning of exploration.
After a family visit to Karoro cemetery I found the new Catholic Church. I thought it was a very successful use of the old with the new.
Then I was off on a journey along the Blackball road.
First I spent some time at the site of the Brunner Mine, and NZ's biggest mining disaster. They got all the bodies out. Later I passed a turn-off to Pike River and understood more of the families' angst that their family bodies remain in the mine.
Next I viewed the Blackball Hilton- Formerly.
I returned to Nelson Creek and did a few walking tracks, seeing lots of evidence that miners had looked so actively for gold here.
As I sat down to eat my lunch, the promised rain arrived. So I returned to the camping ground, and have got both my laundry and my blog posts done... Now I am just wondering if the torrential rain promised for tonight will come to pass, and how my tent will cope!