It was a bus to the town area and this time we had to pay $15 return. The port in Tauranga, as we passed by in the bus, was huge and is the largest port in New Zealand. We were dropped off on one side of a railway line and had to walk across the track. It is a reasonable sized town and with very busy motor traffic but quite calm and slow traffic. The streets and the calm traffic reminded me a little of Hirosaki in Japan.
How hard was it pushed on the ship and on the bus that there were two for one coffees for ship passengers at Robert Harris. It wasn't the only time businesses were pushed. I would have liked to support a smaller local cafe for our coffee, but R was determined to get our two for one price coffee. Except, what did he do when he ordered? He forgot about the two for one deal and paid full price for two cups of coffee. I wish he was as generous towards me when I make as mistake as I am towards him.
I didn't take many photos. Meanwhile back at home it was niece Little M's birthday. This sign was irresistible to put on FB for family to see.
Small town art galleries can be good. We visited. A school group was receiving an art education. I wish I could have overheard some explanation of the art.
I don't know why I did not take a photo but in the upstairs area of the gallery was a Rodin exhibition, including one of his sculptures. Let me check. Best if I just paste in what I found. The small exhibition was interesting and it is a nice sculpture. The vase shall I say, was interesting.
A fat old man in front of the ship.
Farewell to Tauranga.