This is me at the top of the Rimutaka hill on my way to the Craft Country fair in Greytown on Saturday. Craft Country is a fair I really enjoy and the last one I went to was in 2010, when Mr. Millicent Crow and I journeyed down on the train for it. There's something magical about getting to the top of the Rimutaka hill and seeing the Wairarapa unfold, especially in the wee small hours when the coffee hasn't quite kicked in. The fair was part of a whirlwind trip down the island and I met some lovely people; unfortunately I didn't get much of a chance to look around but the stalls were beautifully set up.
After driving down from Auckland the day before and from Wellington that morning I was pretty sleep deprived and frazzled, so it was lovely to have some time to potter around Greytown in the afternoon.
We had a coffee at Cuckoo, walked along a country road to the edge of town, and were farewelled by a flock of pure white doves as we headed back towards Wellington, bound for Island Bay fish and chips and more driving, driving, driving.
Here are my photos from Craft Country in 2010...