We are a retired couple who after living abroad for 5 years are now living in Levin, New Zealand.
From October 2006 we cruised the inland waterways of Britain. We sold Narrowboat Gypsy Rover in July 2010 and continued our travels around the UK in our new Motorhome. In August 2011 we returned to New Zealand ahead of our motorhome which arrived in October. Although now land based we will be continuing our travels throughout New Zealand when time allows.
Friday, 7 April 2017
Leaving Teschmakers after breakfast we headed into Oamaru itself. First a stop at the railway station to check it out.
Obsolete as a passenger station it is now occupied by a Chinese restaurant.
A rare old Standard Vanguard still in reasonable condition.
Steam Punk Oamaru has now gone prehistoric.
Another prehistoric monster.
A framed record of me in Oamaru.
Oamaru’s stony beach front stretching way up past the railway yards.
It’s been a while since any railway wagon’s have ventured down these tracks.
A gannet caught in flight as we tried to photograph the swell breaking over the breakwater at the entrance to the harbour.
A monster fallen into a Moa trap?
The biggest Penny farthing cycle in existence?
A mouse wheel for humans.
There is a warning about the steepness of this slide for those game enough to try it It’s steeper than it looks..
A prehistoric elephant?
The kids can have a ball in this playground. Pirates and Buccaneers perhaps?
They are teaching them the road rules at a young age here. Scooters, tricycles and bicycles only.