Parklands Motor Lodge Timaru
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Today we went to St. Claire beach in a small town called Timaru along the east coast! Not much to do in this town but we thought that we would stop and see some of the waterfront and do some beach walks. We waited for the sunset and to kill some time saw a beautiful rose garden filled with many different ...
... we are in an individual A-Frame Chalet this is quite comfortable.
We will be here for two days so tomorrow we will be doing some hiking.
Also, we are limited to only 5 pictures for each blog and we could not narrow down the ones we took to less than 10 this time so here are the first 5 and a second blog will cover the rest.
Warren and Nancy
... not all original (we don't know) is in the old style.
The Scottish receptionist at our Dunedin motel (who came from Forres) recommended a stop at Riverstone which describes itself as a gift/hardware store. Every square inch of several big corrugated iron sheds was filled with giftware and Xmas items, household hardware, cake decorating items etc.etc. For those of you who know the Spotty Bag shop in Banff it was like that multiplied by 10?. Close by it is a ...
... a Penguin had sneaked into Sid. This centre was a bit staged with artificial nesting boxes and two big spectator seating areas either side of the small beach the penguins come up, but I suppose it does mean they can allow people to view them without causing any upset. Later we drove up to a secluded beach to watch for the possible arrival of the rare Yellow-Eyed penguin. Again it was freezing but this time I had every fleece and coat on. After 30 minutes a solitary ...
... you must be mad.
Only one less than satisfactory incident has occurred since we arrived on these shores. Donna, with utter carelessness and selfishness left a tissue in her trouser pocket as our clothes went in the wash. My brand new merino wool mid layer jumper was in with the trousers. Do you know how difficult it is to detach wet tissue paper from merino wool? There is a reason sheep don't ...