After a late breakfast, we just managed to finish before Nick came back for lunch, we drove into Timaru on the lookout for boots for Maddy and swim wear for the hot pools. After a partially successful shop, Maddy got her boots, we moved onto the museum. It was another well laid museum covering the last 150 years of Timaru’s history, so a large assortment of Edwardian and Victorian artefacts coupled with some displays from the 1900’s. As part of their ‘Retro’ exhibition there was a Sinclair ZX81 spectrum, I remember them and the tape recorder used to load the games on with, how things have changed.
From here we wandered back through town and it’s shops with verandas, past the window where Lynn works in the afternoons and back to the car.
Geoff drove us to the Aigantighe art gallery (pronounced egg and tie)– it was a unanimous decision, we are not art people. Maddison made the choice before she got out of the car by not getting out of the car. Geoff and I wandered round but were not taken by any of the work there. Outside there was a sculpture garden, but the same problem happened – we are not sculpture people either. Back to Nick and Lynn’s for a late lunch and a plan for the rest of our holiday. I phoned the tour people about our LOTR tour and arranged to meet them tomorrow at 11am on their way to Endoras, Middle Earth here we come.