This charming building has a very attractive canopy with cast iron pillars and the decorations on the facade are expertly done. The colourful decor would fit in well in West Cork!
We had very heavy rain on Saturday night and the creek just down the road which is normally dry was gushing. The main Takaka river was a torrent of angry water. Sunshine and rainbows today.
I went into town for some essential supplies. The pharmacy serves prescriptions from a window at the rear with only contactless payments and for other items one waits in the doorway to be served by an assistant. Isn’t that almost the way things used to be done with a shop counter and sometimes a booth just for payment?
One thing I can’t get used to here is the 11 hour time difference. This site is set to the time in Ireland so for many of you, this post will seem to have been published in the future and we will already have lived nearly half the day that has just started for you. (If you see what I mean?)