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Fun Photo Friday — Circumnavigating New Zealand; Akaroa Favorites 2


When Harry Met Sally — a pair of little shags

This week and last we visited Akaroa, New Zealand (Majestic Princess 2019). Next week we return (Radiance of the Seas 2020), but we’ll be leaving town for a visit to Christchurch during a drizzly and overcast day. Until then, here’s a last look at the charming little town of Akaroa:

Shutters
Dingy Dinghy
Biking on the Pier

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Circumnavigating New Zealand — Akaroa; Looking around town


Overlooking Akaroa Harbour

Akaroa is located on the roughly circular Banks Peninsula. Most of the photos shown this week were taken on our visit in 2019, but the shot above if from our return visit in 2020. On a road trip we went to Christchurch, and the view above was taken high above Akaroa Harbour. But let’s head back into town for the rest of today and this week’s Fun Photo Friday:

Rue Jolie near Walnut Place

We viewed some of the charming and colorful building of Akaroa on Monday’s article, such as Fire & Ice:

Fire & Ice jewelry and aroma therapy

And here is a nifty little piece of Italianate architecture that houses a combination theater and event hall with a kitchen and supper room, The Gaiety Theatre:

The Gaiety Theatre

But on Monday I promised that today would highlight a more nautical theme, so let’s head on out toward the harbor and take in the views from the pier to which our ship’s tenders were moored:

Akaroa Harbour
The hills above Akaroa
Majestic Princess awaits

The quaint aqua colored building below is the Akaroa Boat Shed, for events and functions:

Akaroa Boating Club Hall

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Circumnavigating New Zealand — Akaroa; Neat buildings abound


A Victorian Lady

Walking around Akaroa you’ll find a lot of little architectural gems. Next to the dock into which we tendered, for instance, is this rather nifty lighthouse:

Akaroa Lighthouse

Remember that wonderful serving of Murphy’s on the Corner fish and chips I told you about last Wednesday (see: Best Fish and Chips Ever)? Murphy’s is on the corner of Church Street and Rue Jolie. If you’re walking to Murphy’s southeast via Church Street you’ll find several fun buildings to photograph starting with The Old Shipping Office:

The Old Shipping Office

Next up you’ll stumble across the brightly colored Fire & Ice store:

Fire& Ice gemstone jewelry and aromatherapy

And just next door to Fire & Ice is a charming little rental, Maison des Fleurs:

Maison des Fleurs

Stop for lunch at Murphy’s, then hang a left onto Rue Jolie for some interesting residences. In addition to the Victorian in the first photo above, there was this cute place:

Wood cottage on Rue Jolie

Wednesday’s article will show a couple of today’s buildings taken from different angles, but will concentrate more on views around the shoreline. Until then, here’s a fun preview:

Wooden dinghy color

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