La Rive Akaroa Motel
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... need be work our asses off until we reach our goals.
A few nights before we left we made a big "Thank You" dinner for Ann and Terry. It was lovely just sitting and chatting and spending time together. We hadn't had much time to spend with them, with all our double shifts. They are now family. I hope we will be able to keep in touch with them for years to come.
Before we left Akaroa for good, we had to stop and have a final ...
... news programmes is nothing but a pigeon loft, the temporary cathedral is made of cardboard and is magnificent. Both the old and new seem to divide opinion. Locals are keen to share their experiences, however I think the most poignant thing for me, was a make shift memorial of 185 chairs painted white which people had brought together to mark the lost lives in the earthquake. It was a short diversion as we had to get a swift flight back up to Wellington. It only took 20 minutes, so ...
... then down into the inside was precarious, a white knuckle ride. The photos are views of the area and then from the van, our last parking spot, bit sad to leave this beautiful country, it really is spectacular, but happy to be meeting Claire and Mike in ...
... another recommendation from a friend. We had been told no visit to Temuka was complete until we had visited the Temuka Pottery shop. The township has been home to the famous Temuka pottery since 1930’s. It was an adorable shop inside the historic Mendelson Barn, selling all kinds of Temuka pottery with pretty designs. The pottery was priced something similar to Denby at home, with a single coffee mug costing around $30. The shop also had a cute little café attached, which ...
... and cleaning up the MH, draining tanks, etc in preparation for our departure. Thank goodness the weather was fine, actually 24 degrees and sunny! We were a ways out of the city so we didn't go out and about exploring, just a long walk to the supermarket for delicious steaks to accompany our last bottle of champagne, Quartz Reef...saved the best for last!
Much, much more excitement ...