Welcome to my retrospective journal as I detail our travels in New Zealand at the beginning of this year.
At this point of our trip we have left the stormy weather of the North Island behind and are heading south in the South Island along State Highway One.
We’ve been reminded by and Aunt and Uncle of a brilliant eatery that’s somewhere on the main street by the waterfront, and we are walking around trying to find it.
This place is the fabulously named “Pot Belly Bakery Cafe” and whilst it’s not actually the place we are looking for, it has us stopped in our tracks as we investigate the amazing mural painted into the side of it.
It’s a little bit of a pity that there are shade umbrellas intruding into the image but you can at least get an idea.
The water is so well painted that it really feels like you can feel the cool water of the sea… but as for getting this close to a whale in real life… we can all only dream.