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Akoroa – ooh la la!
January 30th, 2010 by Kate
The drive in to Akoroa

The drive in to Akoroa

Further south along the coast, past Christchurch is a beautiful town on a beautiful bay called Akoroa.  Oddly enough, this town was settled by the French, and it has a deliciously French feel to it – cute houses, great gardens, a proper cheese shop, and they even fly the French flag!

                                                            AK girls at harbor

                                                                AK house

We all enjoyed our few days here, would have stayed longer but it was being invaded by musicians coming for a music festival (there were no rooms left in town for anyone to stay for the festival – the musicians took them all up!).

Tess and Jeff braved the bay so Tess could satisfy her need to sail, it was Jeff’s first time sailing and I think he enjoyed himself in spite of spending a bit more time IN the water than on the boat. 

Jeff and Tessa after their day on the water - they each had their own boat to captain

Jeff and Tessa after their day on the water - they each had their own boat to captain

                                                   AK Tessa post sail

If you are ever in NZ, this is a great little town to spend some down time in – small and quaint but with just enough to do…


One Response  
Cricket Bourget writes:
February 1st, 2010 at 5:30 pm

I’m pleased to hear it has a proper cheese shop. I hate those other ones… all that improper cheese….. eew.

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