Our South Island Adventure Day Two


We woke this morning to the sound of a quiet motor and looked out our window in time to see the fishing boats getting ready to go out. It feels as if we’re living on the set of Doc Martin: the village is quaint, right on the harbour, and there is always something happening. 

fter breakfast we walked around and viewed the famous Moeraki boulders. DH has his own theory on how these were formed!

We spent the afternoon sightseeing and then we couldn’t help ourselves: we had to go back and see our friends the seals and penguins (and were rewarded by hearing a penguin calling for its mate).

We decided to give Fleur’s famous restaurant a miss. When you’re not a fan of seafood (even seafood fresh off the fishing boats) or four legged creatures cooked in ale or port, there doesn’t seem much point in making a reservation – unless it’s for the ambience. We enjoyed our own ambience: a meal of reconstituted lamb and vegetables with microwave rice eaten while enjoying the lights of village and boats on the water. (It tasted better than it sounds. And was standard fare on our trip.) 

My voice shalt Thou hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto Thee, and will look up. Psalm 5:3 (KJV)