This year my extended family went to Mistletoe Bay in the Queen Charlotte Sound for our two yearly Christmas holiday get together. I hadn't been there for years. When I was a child I went there several times for Cub camps. Back then there was only the old farm house, which the adults stayed in and a bunk house, which all the cubs stayed in. The old house has gone now and there is a very nice camping ground and several cabins. It is a beautiful place.
The bay at low tide and the busy jetty - popular for swimming and spotting sting rays, there are plenty.
Reading in the sun
Fishing off the jetty
After Mistletoe Bay we walked a small section of the Queen Charlotte Track, from Furneaux Lodge to Punga Cove, staying a night at each place.
On the ferry back to Wellington. It was very windy in Cook Strait that day.