Day 7 – Riverside Community (Part 2)

Bright and early on Saturday morning, 5 girls, Yoshi, Miho (centre member) and I walked up to the hilltop to view the sunrise on a beautiful cloudless day! We then started another busy day:

  • View the sunrise
  • Breakfast (toast, fruit, yoghurt, etc)
  • Peace activities: A series of discussion activities and songs on peace
  • Scone and breadmaking
  • Tour of the large garden area
  • Lunch: Coconut curry soup, salad, fresh bread
  • Departure for a nearby beach area
  • Collecting shellfish (mussels, cockles), swimming, games, followed by a BBQ

We finally arrived back in Nelson at about 9pm, where all the homestay families were waiting. A memorable two days, a nice chance to spend time together, and a rare opportunity to experience a community living their ideals in a very tangible way.