Not your usual destination for a holiday weekend, but a trip to the High Country this Queen’s Birthday was a welcome break away from holiday traffic and urban comforts. We headed to Mesopotamia Station – thanks to Mel and Sue Prouting for having us stay in one of their farm cottages.
The house took a while to warm up, but once roaring, the fire was the centrepiece for the weekend. Without a TV, and with largely wet weather, I did manage some time for photos. I’ll share some here with you.
We spent a bit of time reflecting on the pioneering nature of life in the high country, and just how folk managed it all those years ago. First settlement was around 1858, with Samuel Butler the first permanent resident in 1860. These guys worked hard, and lived without many comforts we take for granted today. ie insulation & electricity!
Well worth the trip, and a stunning part of New Zealand.