We arrived early in the morning and, after breakfast, E and I set out exploring Port Chalmers. We wondered up and down the streets circling around and back to the cruise boat where we caught the shuttle to Dunedin. More about Dunedin tomorrow...today let me take you to Port Chalmers.
Our first stop was a pub in a hotel. It was nicely decorated and the pub bar was fun to see. We were given small pitchers of beer on assorted tables but the tables filled up fast and some of the members of our group got immediately territorial over the beer. We moved out to the terraced back and enjoyed the flowers and conversation with some of the locals til it was time to move on. I am not sure why the plaque on the building said Dunedin and there always the chance this photo is out of order.
The second pub was run down rather than 'historic' with ply wood fronts on the bar, torn and patched seats and, for some reason, we lingered here the longest.
The view was lovely and our food was excellent. E and I were very tempted to stop our tour right there and just linger and loiter after the group had moved on but we persevered. Carey's Bay is a pretty area of town with some interesting homes around the bay.
Our last pub was the Tunnel Pub and Hotel which was next to, you guessed it, the rail road tunnel through town.
We had one beer here and headed back to the ship. My Dunedin pictures seemed to have taken a powder but hopefully I 'll be able to find them by this time tomorrow. I am not happy with the new blogger and the way I have to create web albums to post pictures now...