The venue for today’s wedding was Otamahua/Quail Island, named for the native quails which are now extinct. Our group of sixty first loaded food crates, folding chairs, etc, on to the Canterbury Cat for the fiteen minute trip across Lyttelton Harbour. On disembarking we walked the short track to Swimmers’ Beach, each carrying some item for the celebration. The setting was perfect and the many young children enjoyed exploring beach, trees, and tracks.
After the ceremony I left the others to enjoy their picnic feast in the sunshine and caught the boat back to Lyttelton.
This had been a very different place to have a wedding – one I’m sure the guests will long remember.
“Though not one quail did we see
the venue suited perfectly.”