|Laura made a nice job of making our table look cheerful.|
|The museum put up a fine display in one of the tents.|
The cold was such, that it did put people off from lingering at our table, until the sun finally worked its way round the main stand and lit us up. Hot coffee did help keep hypothermia at bay, but it was a close run thing!
|More "upmarket" is Whitestone cheese from Oamaru. Whitestone make delicious cheese and frequently win awards.|
|The crowd listen to Fleur from Fleur's Place, Moeraki|
|Here Fleur is stuffing a large fish into some sea kelp.|
|Meet James, our local Honey man. Great honey, reasonable prices and happy bees!|
|Years ago, when pubs in this country closed at 6pm, NZ used to have "the six o-clock swill". Beer drinking has moved on from those dark times, and now we have boutique beer, and an organic brewery or two.|
We packed up very promptly at the end of the day, and, after a cup of tea, a quick shower and a change of clothes, we were back on the road heading North for Oamaru for the 7pm opening of the pottery exhibition at Pottery-On-Tyne.
The exhibition opening was a nice event, and it was lovely catching up with friends, old and new, and meeting other people who enjoyed making things from clay. Interest in pottery seems to be on the increase in Oamaru, a few years ago the club was in mortal danger of collapsing, with only about three members struggling to keep going, but now they have over twenty, and a really charming old cottage as club rooms. It is a real pleasure to see such progress, and several of their members have discovered the delights of going into the countryside with buckets and spades and digging local clay.