Tuesday, pay bills. After Stupid Money I find I'm not anywhere as rich as I think. 

In the evening, test out the new phone / Camera with some generic views of Nelson and the Orange bridge. I'll post those later. 

Wednesday, up early and off to the races. First stop, and aquamarine/black tourmaline pegmatite. A couple of hours banging and very little found. This location needs a backhoe - it's there, the logging road criss-crosses the pegmatite - the first intersection has it filled with garnets, the second with black tourmaline and a little off-color aquamarine/beryl at the seams. But it's hard smashing up the rock. Worth another visit, but need to line up some heavy equipment...

The other two stops of the day, both locations that held promise for quartz crystals - some previous finds, but none today. So they're now scratched off the list and ruled out for the rest of summer, no need to revisit, the pay-off too low to be worthwhile.

Then, out of the heat, the drive up lake to the ferry, the drivers side front wheel is making a rubbing sound, perhaps a rock stuck in the brakes? It gets worse.

Stop, a fashionable cafe filled with mosquitos in Crawford Bay, try a couple of appy's, they're trying for upmarket city food but somehow not-quite succeeding, interesting but not particularly worthwhile. 

Ferry, drive to Nelson, I work again in the morning. The rubbing on the wheel grows worse, I'll have to dismantle and see what's up, whether I have a warped rotor and need new brakes or if it's as simple as a rock caught in the brakes/wheel, this will be determined on Monday...

Prospecting, this summer - despite all this extra time off, has not been so far too successful. Time now to highlight some new roads on the map and once again begin voyages of discovery...