Leaving Bentley and the Cottage in good care we headed off for a few days in Akaroa. I’d thought to stop for fruit at Kaituna Valley, but that shop was closed and had an abandoned air. Earthquake damage?
Signs in the valley read “The imagninative innovate”, and “The unimaginative regulate”.
We stopped for a snack at the Little River Cafe, then on up to Hilltop. This was completely shrouded in cloud, with no view except for the road immediately ahead, all part of the very welcome rainfall.
Having chekced in at L’Hotel we were pleased to discover that we have free Telecom Wifi. Presumably this is because there’s a telephone box just across the road and we’re in line of sight of this. I’d expected to have to either go to the library, or pay enormously for internet connection. Will internet cafes go out of business, I wonder?
We dined at L’Hotel, in front of a real fire – such a treat.
I had a delicious lamb rump, served with mediterranean vegetables and sweet potato pie. My only quibble was that the plates were not heated which meant the meal cooled quite quickly. Otherwise all was fine, and we then retired to our room to blog and read.
“Telecom helps us to connect
a gift that we did not expect.”