Last weekend we had a lovely time in Oamaru, enjoying the galleries and shops in the old part of town. It is an extraordinary part of New Zealand with its Victorian streetscapes. And Oamaru makes the most of it. Lots of Victorian-themed events and businesses, including all the galleries and shops. And Victorian-based steampunk.
So many towns look for a point of difference. Oamaru has been gifted one by history and has grabbed it and is dancing with it. Who would have thought thirty years ago that in New Zealand we’d have scenes and sights like these?
Then there was the North Otago Patchwork Quilter’s exhibition advertising car-cover. An eye-catching notice if ever there was one.
Easily my favourite place was artist Donna Demente’s gallery. Her studio itself is a work of art. Completely uniquely extraordinary.
Hi – I’m new to owning a motorhome/caravan and have stumbled across your blog. I love your photos and am enjoying reading about your experiences around New Zealand; it’s given me a bit of inspiration as we plan our first trip. Thank you.
Thanks for your nice comments. We still remember when we were starting out full-time being impressed/inspired by people who had been on the road for 3 months. Now after more than 5 years we realise there is usually no “right” answer to most things and still lots to learn. That’s part of the fun.
BTW http://nzmotorhome.co.nz/NZMotorhome/index.html is a fabulous resource.