Today, a miracle happened. We finally paid for and picked up our new house bus, a nine metre Isuzu Journey. For a while we didn't think it would happen... after inspecting the bus and making an offer, we got a call from the owner telling us they would understand if we wanted to pull out of the deal, after it was hit by a truck on its way home from getting the current warrant of fitness (roadworthy)! Luckily the bus was insured so we agreed to wait for it be repaired.
It was David's first time behind the wheel in a bus, after he qualified for his learner's permit last week. Luckily a friend had his heavy vehicle licence so could accompany David as he drove the bus from Picton to Nelson. I followed behind in our little Rav 4 as we negotiated the Whangamoas.
Here it reflects the glorious bush at Shibui just before dusk. Shibui is a six acre bush oasis in the middle of Nelson, and it's where we will be parking up for now.