Invercargill, Tuesday

Today I visited an extraordinary collection of net floats, put together over 15 years.The floats have been gathered from beaches on the Southland coast.

While I had seen this collection from the road, today I wanted a closer look but was hesitant about cold calling. I couldn’t have been made more welcome. I am beginning to believe that there is such a thing as Southern Hospitality. From the day I arrived here about 6 weeks ago, the kindness began. Gifts have included whitebait, flounder, pepperoni, flowers, books, furniture, lights, the list goes on and on. I will not forget this warmth of this community. If there is anyone from Southland reading this I say thank you. Come December it will be difficult for me to leave.