All aboard the festive Spirit
25 December 2015
Spirit of New Zealand ship sails to Nelson shores.
It's a rocking and rolling Christmas this year for two Motueka residents who are babysitting the Spirit of New Zealand ship in Nelson.
Sheila and Chris Budgen, both Spirit of Adventure Trust volunteer crew members, are excited for the "complete novelty" of looking after the boat over Christmas before it sails around the Abel Tasman.
"It's been a while since it was last here... it's a lot quieter with the trainees off but it comes alive when the youngsters come back," said Sheila.