Sunday, January 08, 2006

Boring holiday blog

Being on holiday means wandering aimlessly around small towns one would never otherwise stop in. In Port Chalmers this mostly means window shopping as most of the shops are closed because its the holidays and apparently there is no one worth opening up for left in the South Island. We went to Port Chalmers because it is between Roseneath where Philippa was going to a ginger beer making workshop and Carey's Bay, where rumour had it cheese rolls were available in the Carey's Bay Historic Hotel. The pub is actually most famous for its many Ralph Hotere's on the walls as the artist (a Port Chalmer's local) apparently pays for his drinks with valuable originals. I'm not a Hotere fan and the hotel art failed to make me one but the cheese rolls were just fine.

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