Day 2 had hubby and his family booked into two golf courses - one in the morning and one in the afternoon. This left me time for some serious exploring around town. After they left, I called a taxi and headed into town. What a fabulous place. I took so many photos..
I love this church - St Peter's on Church Street. I spent a bit of time here admiring the brickwork, windows, and doorways - my love of old buildings was being indulged greatly here.
This photo was taken of the side of the building.
I was still exploring when I came across this amazing place on the waterfront.. I knew at once that I just had to stop for some tasty treat with a gorgeous view..
This is what I chose at the suggestion of the waiter - the home made scone was huge and I was thinking how much I wish hubby was with me because he is very useful for finishing my meals when I don't.
Now I am going to prattle on a little - or heaps - here because I came across the Queenstown Gardens and decided to take a stroll around the ground.. Actually I didn't leave this place for hours as I was just in awe of it all..
I will make explanations short and sweet about the photos..
Love this tree - looks like it would be a great place to climb and play - pity my grandkids are not with me..
Now I know I am really going to bore you if you don't like roses because I think I took a hundred rose photo's...
I started to head back towards the town and found this gorgeous lawn bowls club..
The gardens around this area were full of flowers - so I did take a photo or two of them..
Walking back towards town, I noticed these sticks standing up in a row and wondered what they were..
I can here music coming from down further, so I head that way..
Walking around the markets...
I managed to get lots of shopping done too but I didn't bother to take photos of these.. Most of them were gifts for family and friends..
After my well earned rest and still having hours left to myself, and having had such a great time in town that I decided to head back into town...
Here I found myself wrapped up in the vibe of the waterfront area - the street performers were absolutely fabulous - I loved watching them so much that I had trouble walking away from them..
Hubby - now finished with golf, rang and offered to pick me up on the way back to the unit - but I wasn't ready to leave. He heard the excitement in my voice and told his family to drop him off in town so he could join me. We had a ball - he loved the performers just as much as I did and he also loved their lax rules on alcohol being drunk in public until 10pm. So I grabbed a new Zealand ice cream and he grabbed a local cider, and together we took in the atmosphere on offer.. truly an unforgettable day...
I fell asleep totally exhausted but thoroughly satisfied with my day. It was so good being able to explore things at my own pace and not feel rushed at needing to be somewhere by a particular time - oh and hubby had a ball at golf too..
catchya all later..