Monday, November 30, 2009


Nov. 29 – Akaroa

The town of Akaroa (it's hard to type that instead of Akron) was originally a French colony. The British got wind of the fact that the French were going to place a settlement on the Banks Peninsula so they rushed to the area and planted the British flag. When the French arrived, the British let them lease a certain number of acres per family. So the French got to stay and many of the streets have names in French. The lighthouse is the original one, but it was moved to it's present site when the modern, automated one was built. The town also has a great fish & chips shop. June and I shared a lunch and each had plenty to eat.

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