Archive | October 5, 2012

New Zealand…day 16 – Heading to Picton

After a lovely and relaxing two night stay with Liz and Adrian and their family we left to drive to Picton.  Our first stop was Pelorus Bridge.  It had been recommended by Liz’s daughter as a pretty place to stop.  We decided to have breakfast there so we stopped off at the cafe.  It was around 10am and the cafe was quiet.  We ate outside in the sun-dappled park.  It was very serene.  After walking around the park for a little while we headed to our next stop of Havelock, home of the green mussel and our lunch stop.  Despite only finishing breakfast an hour earlier we had to stop for these mussels which are very famous in the Marlborough region.  We had been told to look for the restaurant that had the mussels on the roof which sounded really strange.  As soon as we saw the huge green mussels on the roof of a restaurnat called The Mussel Pot.  Mum doesn’t like mussels but Dad and I love them so we shared a platter of them cooked in white wine.  We wanted to try a simple dish and it was delicious.