Cruise Day 9: Akaroa

Akaroa is a small town on Banks Peninsula in the Canterbury region of the South Island of New Zealand. It was colonized by French settler from Rochefort . The ship anchored in the harbour some distance from shore. We had to take a 20 minute ride in a tender to get to town. Once ashore, we felt quite at home in this francophone town.

In addition, Akaroa is the home of Canada Geese and the smartest (or perhaps the dumbest ) fish around. Apparently, they hook themselves for you.

We decided to dress-up for dinner at the Bistro, much appreciated by the staff, who often turn away patrons who show up in shorts and flip flops. BTW: the dinner was excellent, best so far. We ended the evening with Landry, a very funny comedian from Kitchener ON. With the Geese, French and Landry it was a real canadian kind of day.