We arrive in Blenheim, about 30 minutes from Picton, where we will spend the night at James' father's and stepmother's place.  Here is Yogi, their old hound-dog pound mutt.  James' nickname in the Navy also happens to be Yogi, because apparently, he's smarter than the average bear.


What was an outstanding meal.  James' dad, Malcolm, props up the plates to assist my photo composition.


James brought a beautiful rug back from his deployment in Afghanistan, and after dinner, I have the urge to take it for a ride.




These next photos are selected from many I took all at once, loving the light.  They involve James and Kathy (James' stepmum) and the household's wine-tasting log.



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