Another job I do is electrical meter reading, so when I got some reads to do at a little village called Blacks Point which is 4 ks away, I decided to bike out there. Its a lovely day, and it was neat just biking along hearing the native birds and getting back to nature. I thought I would share some photos of some of the houses and other areas of interest along the way. Blacks Point was an old gold mining town and up behind the town are lots of walks to old gold mines. I went up there one day and to get right round took me 5 hours. When I was in Blacks Point the other day, one of the old timers there, took me and showed me an old stamper battery that still works. Stamper batterys would crush the quartz rock and release the gold for processing. Fantastic stuff - totally run by water.Blacks Point Museum
A lovely little house
No one lives here
This lovely one is for sale
Another house long since abandoned
The Inangahua River which runs between Reefton and Blacks Point
The Reefton Court House now an art gallery
Finally, here is Signs of Winter by Bent Creek that I won on auction. Fantastic auction it was too by the way LOL. I think its so adorable and I can't wait to stitch it.
At the moment I am stitching Max's Moon, and though I love the picture so much, its a little tedious on black, and I always find the Cross My Heart charts a little taxing too. All the colours of the cats are in various shades of grey which doesnt help the situation. But I will persevere, because it is definately one picture I want up on my wall.