The Friday Photo #166 – Summer day in Akaroa

Akaroa view with sculptures

It was a glorious day as we followed the trail up from Childrens Bay. We were only a couple of minutes from the northern end of Akaroa township, but as we walked along the shaded track, insects buzzing lazily around us, it seemed as if we were miles from civilisation.

Emerging into the sunlight, we continued along the fenceline, through a farmer’s fields and past the menagerie of sculpted metal animals (!) until we stood on the top of the hill and gazed back in the direction from which we had come.

Yeah, I guess it wasn’t a bad view……

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    Shane Todd

    June 26, 2013

    Probably the best Fish and Chips (Fush and Chups) in NZ is in Akaroa!! Did you know the French tried to set up shop there once during the colonial times???

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      June 27, 2013

      I had some great fish and chips on the pier there, just sitting in the sunshine. And yup - the French nearly established a much bigger foothold in NZ, but were beaten out by a matter of weeks by the British. I might have grown up speaking French. ;-)

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