We got to spend three nights in a cottage in Cass, near Arthur’s Pass, owned by some friends of ours. What a lovely place to spend time relaxing and being together as a family!

Some of the mountains we saw on our way there. This first one is leading up to Porter’s Pass.


The cottage we stayed in.


A mountain in front of the cottage. There is a row of trees directly in front, but if you go around them, this is the view.


The red building is the Cass Railway Station. We enjoyed watching the trains going by at all hours. Except for the daily passenger train that goes from Christchurch to the West Coast and back, all we saw were coal trains carrying coal from the West Coast to Christchurch, and presumably, empty cars going back. I didn’t get any pictures of the trains while we were there, but saw this one after we were out of the mountains, going home.



We roasted sausages and marshmallows our second evening there.


One of the days we were there, it rained all day, so we stayed inside and played games.


That evening, I allowed the boys to roast a few marshmallows in the stove.14-img_1161

About NZ Filbruns

A home-school family living in New Zealand, with a desire to share what Christ has done for us.
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