Akaroa and Christchurch again
Trip Start Aug 10, 2007
92Trip End Dec 27, 2007
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We drove the 45 minutes to Akaroa and booked ourselves bright and early into a camp site overlooking the bay (at 10h30). We made the most of the camp facilities and ensured we cleaned out our entire back packs, so fresh laundry for Auckland!
We arbed around for the day, taking it easy as we wondered the streets of the small fishing village in the drizzle - the first bad weather of the trip.
Some info on the town: Akaroa, a quaint little fishing town situated on the southern side of Bank Peninsula has a distinct French flavour to it
Akaroa is quiet, relaxed and perfect for anyone wishing to unwind from a hectic day in the city. For a little more adventure, try the Akaroa harbour Cruises which take you to see a Seal colony along with the opportunity to swim with Hectors dolphins.
We do think these dolphins are ghosts as we certainly did not see them, although we did have the "boy who cried dolphin" with us, who kept seeing them. I, of course, was the boy, much to Julie´s annoyance, and kept saying "there´s a dolphin ........ not!" After a few hours of this I stopped as I realised I was taking my life into my hands, judging by the look in Julie´s eye´s.
All to soon we were having our final meal in monster, and again we went for an Italian meal in honour of the Zanoncelli boys (ok, the real reason was that we had spaghetti that had to be finished), of Bolognaise.
We took the monster back to Christchurch for one last time on the 26th
We leave New Zealand with fantastic memories of a country that is friendly and beautifully rugged, we would come back here anytime!