After buying summer fruits and avocados, and laughing at the Illicit Venom, at the grocery, we headed out into the real world.
We didn't head into Nelson proper, we just passed by, through the Marlborough wine region of New Zealand. It was so pretty, and as it was well past lunch, we stopped and picnicked right off the highway.
This is a perfectly fine activity in New Zealand, as the highway is one lane going in either direction (narrowing to one lane total for most bridge crossings). We picnicked for at least 40 minutes and only about four cars passed by us.