Mum had not been in very good health for some time, and quietly I was not sure how well she would cope after Dad passed away. However with the strength that she has always had, she was determined to carry on, and to manage at home alone.
One thing that she was keen to do was to get to Queenstown and to sail on the Ernslaw.
When an opportunity arose where I was going to be working in Queenstown in December last year I made arrangements for Mum to join me for a few days.
It was great to be able to achieve her wish, and she managed to get two trips on the Ernslaw, one with me and one alone, and we also did the Gondola trip.