Friday, November 25, 2011

North Otago - Road Trip - Part 2 (The Rest of It)!

Beware of mega post below.  Its a round up of colours, tastes and moments of that North Otago roadie that energised us big time a couple of weeks ago...

Moeraki pics first up...

Fish drying outside Fleur's

Loving the Oamaru Botanic Gardens. I spent a few childhood holidays here with my Grandmother.


Oamaru - such a weird place, such a good place...
 Loan and Merc for dinner in a spectacular building that felt 'safe as houses' even to seasoned quakers.. 

House smoked fish starter
 Condiments for the carvery - these are placed on the table whilst you are at the carvery choosing your meat treat!  Superb concept. Men were going crazy - as if they hadn't eaten a proper meal in years.  It was done really well.
Superb dessert - baclava, with star anise granita, and pistachio creme anglaise.  
Stopped off at 'Shagpoint', and watched 2 seals playing in the surf (along with this guy - just a local shooting the breeze)...

And then we embarked through the magnificent Danzies Pass to drop back into Canterbury.  This pub at half way point seemed out of a movie - but really real.  Toasted sandwich - perfectly flipped on the hot plate.

And crazy, gold mining country and unaffectedness all around..

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