A day at the races

Yesterday we managed to swap our day off and finally managed to get to the famous Nelson Markets!

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Up and out by 8am, weather was lovely and sunny, and I can see why the markets are so famous! All I can say is, I wish I had more money… I could have filled a house with all the amazing, handmade, locally sourced goodies on offer.

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We started it off with a yummy coffee from a Danish coffee stall and got fed the most amazing Danish Apple cake by the crazy owner 😀

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Recycled wine bottles!

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So much of the stuff on offer was made from recycled materials, or produce grown locally, lovely to see.

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After a few hours wondering around we headed back to Motueka for the Easter North Vs South Island Drag race, my first event of this kind (that I can remember) and so much fun!! It was held at the airfield where they do all the skydiving, so we got to see a  few people fall out of the sky too 🙂

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There were so many different cars and bikes competing, with each race only lasting about 10 seconds, I didn’t expect to get so caught up in it, but found it really exhilarating!

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The main event was definitely watching the actual drag cars going head to head, after a season that started in 2014, it all came down to this moment! Well, they actually raced a few times… I still don’t really understand, and sadly, I have no idea whether it was the North or South Island that won the day!

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It was a fantastic day though, something I would definitely like to do again, maybe next time I will take ear defenders though… Very loud!!

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