Fishermans Bay: New Zealand, a trip down memory lane..

In the last few weeks, my camera died completely (after valiant service), and within a day my computer broke down. We took trip to Sydney, and we were delayed a day because we had a puncture in the car tyre (this is starting to sound like a country and western song)

……and so close to Christmas!

Fortunately everything is going well now. However, without my camera I was at a loss to send a post before Christmas. As good fortune would have it, a couple of days ago, Face Book sent me a “memory” showing some photos of our visit to a wonderful garden in New Zealand in December 2019.

The garden, called Fishermans Bay is in the south Island of New Zealand, and nearby the picturesque bay called Akaroa. I hope readers who have seen my post on Fishermans Bay in 2019 won’t mind seeing this gorgeous garden again, not to mention Akaroa itself.

The holiday house we rented in Akaroa was proof alone that the town and surrounds had an abundance of flowers and greenery and gorgeous gardens . ..

We walked across the lovely gardens to have coffee by the bay each morning. .

Akaroa Bay is wonderful in the soft afternoon light. …

Fishermans Bay Garden was a scenic drive out of Akaroa, along a dramatic coastline.

Jill Simpson is the gardener helped along by her husband Richard. As it was mid-December, and almost Christmas , it was especially kind of Jill and Richard to allow us plenty of time to wander through this splendid garden.

They did casually tell us they have ten children between them, and a full house for Christmas!

Needless to say, Paul and I both spent time admiring the garden, and taking quite a few photos.

We were extremely lucky to have such a warm sunny day, the weather was near perfect. …

Many thanks to Jill and Richard, this is a garden we will never forget…

View of the Banks Peninsula from the Fishermans Bay garden..

Best wishes to everyone for a very happy Christmas and may the New Year bring some joy and tranquillity.

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