Eventually there had to be a month where we really wouldn't get out and do that much that was new and interesting to report on......this is that month.
The main theme for the month of July seems to have been rain. It really has been incredible just how much rain has fallen across the whole country in such a short space of time. We're currently staying on a farm and you'd think with the amount of water laying around that it would never dry out and yet in only a few months time they will need to water the paddocks as they'll be too dry.
The seemingly constant cloud cover and lower sun through winter has also put a severe test on our solar generated power options. Thankfully we've had some great friends who have helped us get batteries re-charged when needed. With this years experience we do know we need to consider our options carefully for next year so some forward planning is going to be needed.
We have still been out and about though and made the most of the non-rainy days by spending some time in Akaroa and heading out to the east coast beaches.
The farm is now bursting into life for the new season with new calves making their way into the world on a daily basis. When we get back it will be in full swing so we'll be helping out wherever we can before setting off again.
That will be us for a while as I sit in the airport waiting for the plane to take us to the northern hemisphere where a new adventure awaits us in Denmark and Greenland for a few weeks before heading back home. That means, hopefully, the update for August should contain some very interesting images. Until then, hope you enjoy this months collection from the area.