Port Chalmers Maritime Museum was fascinating. Its collection includes all kinds of shipping and pioneer memorabilia, including what is purported to be Shackleton’s typewriter. In the 19th century deck cabin I saw a Moses basket identical to one we were given by an elderly neighbour when our first daughter was born. The museum is in a former Post Office building, now registered as Historic Category 1, and surrounded on three sides by a working container port. You can sit in an upstairs gallery and watch giant gantry cranes moving cargo.
Later we sat outside the Union Co. café. Great logging trucks passed frequently and the ground shook as each one went by.
The port has interesting shops, some of which were closed on Wednesday morning. The only people around seemed to be coming from a yoga class in the old Town Hall building.
“Around this Port there’s lots to see
above the hill and on the quay.”