On a sunny Friday we drove around the Otago Peninsula. Fletcher House had been recommended for a visit, but we discovered it’s available only on weekends. However the Happy Hens shop was open.
We lunched at Portobello, a delightful harbourside village. I had fond memories of the aquarium there, and seahorses, but sadly that is now closed to the public. The woman in the café told me it’s been closed since the Canterbury earthquakes, but didn’t know what the connection was. I wonder if there’s anywhere left in the South Island where I can get a seahorse fix. Maybe Nelson has an aquarium?
I did get to see my first Lilliput Library in Portobello. These are a mini version of our local book fridge, If that ever disappears I would love to host a Lilliput Library.
Driving back the footpath along the harbour looked inviting so I got Stephen to drop me off by the Edgar Centre. I walked along enjoying the harbour view and the sight of windsurfers scudding along, while holding tightly to my sunhat.
I was pleased to take a grassy path, past the Harbour Mouth Molars, and into an industrial wharf area.
No sign of anywhere to cross the busy road, and I carried on beside railway lines and signs saying ‘Look for trains’ until I came to the vehicle overbridge at Jetty Street, thankfully accompanied by a pedestrian overbridge.
“I did enjoy the harbour view
around the edge there’s lots to do.”