img_8416A rest day in Timaru starts with a first rate breakfast in town followed by a bus trip to the Richard Pearce memorial (the first powered fight, forget the Wright bros, they were later). Richard ended up in a hedge which was a small snag but, perhaps more seriously, missed out in the worldwide credit for the job.

The bulk of the tour was to the DB Brewery, very interesting although the bottling line had broken and they were repairing the resulting shambles. A worthwhile tour I thought.

Another civic reception in the evening at the Caroline Bay hall, a grand old structure down near the port.