Picton is a very small, but very beautiful town in New Zealand. I started my afternoon in Picton wandering down the main road. I wove my way in and out of a few shops, including a costume shop, a bookstore, a gift shop, and a jewelry store. I walked back towards the water on a smaller street, and came across an outdoor market. Vendors were selling home made goods, such as cutting boards, jewelry, and most amusingly, hand made underwear. I picked up a fun pair of earrings and continued on my merry way.
I joined some friends at an ice cream shop where I got a cone of vanilla hokey pokey. In case you don’t know, hokey pokey is a New Zealand specialty consisting of honeycomb chunks. It was delicious! We took our ice cream to a small park nearby and enjoyed the music of a street performer.
Once I had cleaned myself up a bit, I continued window-shopping. My roommate and I ended our outing with dinner at a café. I had a great quinoa dish with mushrooms and a soy latte. Quinoa is normally a staple in my diet, but I haven’t had any since joining the ship in July! Needless to say, I was very excited when I saw it on the menu. Even more exciting was my latte. I’ve seen some pretty incredible latte art in my time, but never before had I seen a bear. It was almost too cute to drink!
Unfortunately, I won’t be returning to Picton before I sign off at the end of the month. I greatly enjoyed my day there, and am glad I was able to see another lovely part of New Zealand.