A blustery night in Te Ana Marina last night, with doubled up dock lines Truce was snug and secure, I slept well. This morning was less windy fresh and sunny.
I had a late start and messed around on the boat before heading off to do the laundry. Suddenly it hit me, I had forgotten the Lyttleton Farmers market, held every Saturday morning. Too late, the big event of the week and I had been sitting reading outdated magazines in the laundry! I am a bit disappointed but at least I have clean bedding tonight.
After lunch I took the Black Cat ferry across from Lyttleton to Diamond Harbour. It’s only a short ferry ride and free to me with my gold card.
Once ashore at Diamond Harbour I set off on the Coastal track towards Parau Bay. A beautiful walk along the coast, the visibility was crystal clear and the scenery stunning. At the head of Parau bay there is a small settlement, I didn’t get that far. Feeling in need of refreshment I turned off the track and headed back towards the village centre at Diamond Harbour.
At the village I found the café served draft beer, oh wonders will never cease. I enjoyed a couple of draft beers sitting in the sun chatting with fellow travellers. What a wonderful way to spend a Saturday afternoon.
Late afternoon I took the ferry back to Lyttleton. Diamond Harbour is a good place, very laid back with an Island feel. I am pleased I made the effort to go, a nice day out. I am feeling tired now, done quite a bit of walking in the last couple of days.