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... seaside gems. The owner was from the UK and now lived in St Ives, but had had a jewellery shop on the King's Road and Putney High Street. We looked at some rings that had been made by another ex pat lady from Spalding, who's brother had a shop in Sleaford! He described how there was quite an expat community of semi retired folks in Picton who spent summers in the UK and NZ. If we were there for longer he offered to take us out fishing on his ...
... maybe in its faded past! Very tired but perfectly acceptable and bang slap in the middle of town so no distance to walk for a meal. Also the essential requirements of car parking and wifi! Given we'd made such good time we had a full afternoon free! Rod was delighted as it meant we could spend lots of time at the Gardens! Think this managed to restore the car/garden viewing ratio a little! These are public gardens with individually themed gardens representing different cultures ...
... to protect a species in 1904.
Time for some exercise, so we parked up at Elaine Bay again, and walked round the headland on the Archer Track for an hour or so into Tennyson Inlet ... Elaine Bay no doubt being named after Elaine the Fair, inspiration for Tennyson's Lady of Shalott.
Really pleased we stopped here but it's time to move ...
Picked up our rental and started our drive around the South Island. I had to take Zofran on the way, Carlin driving on sharp turning, winding roads up and down mountains, oh and did I mention, on the opposite side of the car... it took some getting used ...
Today is the last day: we have about 13kms to Anikawa, and the boat to take us back to Picton. We need to get in by 4pm as the boat leaves at 4 .15, but we are not in a hurry. With a few ups and downs it is largely a downhill run, although it does go on a bit. The last section is through a lovely shady section of the walk. As it's quite warm again, we are glad of the shade. We start at Mistletoe Bay, which ...
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