Oinako Lodge of Akaroa
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... little village. As we came over the first summit there was a cruise ship in harbour and so it was fairly crowded in town but the boat will leave by 6 tonight. We didn't arrive till 1:30 and were sorry we wasted so much time coming into the town.
We had the most gorgeous views over many bays and valleys - ascended to 650 metres above sea level and that was in about a ten minute period - things here go straight ...
Early start to our day this morning. Our flight to Brisbane left at 5.50am, so up early and ready to go by 4am. Can someone tell me, when you have to get up that early, do you really go to sleep at night or are you forever waking up and checking the time. We did the latter.
Our dear friend Jack was ready at 4am to take us to the airport at that witching hour.
The plane landed at Brisbane airport, greeting us with a wet , windy and cold ...
This was one bumpy ride during the night. The ship was swaying side to side, creaks, rattles, and just some annoying sounds coming from our cabin. I now call our cabin, Hobbiton. Yes, it is getting smaller by the day. Rich will be living out on the veranda as soon as it warms up a bit. I will ask that electricity be brought out there for him.
Today's adventure was being tendered to the very small village of Akaroa. This is a village that hosts ...
... harbor town looked quite inviting. We even stumbled on a pub we would have loved to find in Wellington the other day. So, Akaroa had been settled by the French about 150 years ago. The English only came in to prevent the French from planting permanent roots. But, we are told, the “Gallic influence remains in the town’s architecture and street names.” I can’t speak for the architecture, but we did see a number of Rous. We rode ...
... happening around the world, particularly in Third World countries... not to diminish these issues at all, but Christchurch is still in need of help and when walking around the city... it feels like it has been long forgotten, like a long lost ancient city once a hub of life and energy... now lying derelict and neglected. There are car parks now profiting in spaces where buildings once stood. It was so eerie to walk past cafes and shops still ...