Akaroa was on the list today for Day 15 of our New Zealand Wanderings. It is our second last day here and the weather was great for the trip. I also wanted to share some more information about our stay in Moeraki and a photo from there.
New Zealand Wanderings Day 15 – Akaroa
We had to make some decisions with the last two days in New Zealand as we fly home on Monday. The weather for today was going to be good, while tomorrow the forecast is for rain. It made sense to travel to Akaroa today.
It is a beautiful place. Though it also has lots of visitors. Perhaps more so because it was a Saturday. It is always harder getting good photos when that happens, the tourists I mean. There were so many motorbikes as well. I think the road to Akaroa would attract a lot. I remember when I used to ride one roads with curves were great.
It is a very pretty town. I imagine many towns in Maine USA would have similar feels. I have 3 images for you. When I get home I will do more.
The other day I spoke about how terrible we found the house in Moeraki, The Heart of Moeraki. She has now left me a horrible review on Airbnb. We decided not to do that. We left a neutral review. I don’t understand some people. How could she not understand that we would get upset when we couldn’t find the place. Or that having to make our own beds, then strip them when done wouldn’t upset us. Take all our rubbish with us. Bring our own toilet paper. Put up with a fridge that stunk of fish. We didn’t pay for that.
She also complained that I booked for 1 guest but more beds were used. Which she implies a lot were, but only one other was. I made a mistake when I booked the place. I sent her a message straight away telling her that it was meant to be for two people. She responded telling me that it wasn’t a problem and there were lots of beds. Apparently now she has forgotten.
We have stayed in lots of places here in New Zealand. Some have been basic, but they didn’t cost $200 for one night. We didn’t have to do anything, but put our stuff inside and enjoy. The Heart of Moeraki will go down as the worst Airbnb that I have ever stayed in.
It is such a shame because Moeraki was a beautiful town. I would have loved to have spent more time there.
The bay was gorgeous and in the morning I went down there to do some long exposures of the piers. There was an interesting building across it which, I think, is a restaurant. It turned out great in the photos. I hope you think so as well.
I spent this afternoon on the Wacom MobileStudio Pro 13 processing it so I could show you.
Well it is our last day tomorrow. I am not sure exactly what we will be doing, but we are staying and exploring Christchurch more. I haven’t seen much of it so far, but it looks nice. Looking forward to seeing more tomorrow, hopefully before the rain.