Continuing on the fuel/energy thread, this was shot on Saturday 31 May, from near the Saltwater Cafe, looking Motueka way. It was a particularly chilly morning.
We live in the section of Nelson where we must get rid of all open fire places and all wood burners (log burners? fire places with lids?) installed before 1993 by the end of this year to reduce air polution in Nelson. The Council is doing this incrementally and homes in Central Nelson did this last year.
Because our oldish but still functioning wood burner is tiled and enclosed in a wall, and our chimney hasn't got a flue, (don't ask; it was the original owner who did it; he was a builder by profession), and because we have a wet-back, (burner connected to our hot water heater, making our winter hot water nice and soft), we are looking for a big job in the living room this spring/summer.
And because we're getting a bit old, we decided to put in carpet in the office and the bedroom, and thick curtains in the bedroom in addition to the shades we've got.
So, no holiday this year. And thus we decided we had to be realistic and not go to the wedding of a dear, dear friend in Melbourne in a month's time. Shucks. But there is always Lotto...