It had been a long while since Bryan and I had visited Akaroa and so off we went for a trip down memory lane. Even in the winter Akaroa is stunning.

We stayed at French Bay House, a charming B&B and a short leisurely walk from the town centre. Hosts Jacqui and Tim really give their visitors an experience to remember. What a warm and wonderful visit we had. From sitting around the log fire when we arrived, to a freshly smoked salmon breakfast the next morning.

Unfortunately Jacqui was overseas when we visited, so we will just have to go back!  Tim did a great job as “mine host.” We enjoyed our discussions with him about all sorts of subjects. It was an inspiration to see a young couple settle back in NZ after their big O.E. and become passionately involved in their community, helping it to thrive.

New Zealand has so many interesting people and places to discover. So here we come!

Thanks Tim and Jacqui for your wonderful hospitality.