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A long walk into The First Few Shops – Woolston Pop Up Shops

November 25, 2012

A collection of my photos from my 4km return walk into Woolston from Ferrymead today. I went to the First Few Shops pop-up shipping container shops at the back of Cassels bar. These are the shops that will eventually go into The Tannery shopping arcade.

Along the way I saw lots of interesting things, including a very tame bunny rabbit on its own, a soft toy washed up on the banks of the Heathcote, and an R2D2 themed mail box. It certainly pays to be aware of your surroundings and to walk rather than drive. You just never know what you are going to see.

There’s some excellent reading to be had at Smith’s Books – a mixture of old and new.

The rabbit intrigued me. It was sitting under a park bench opposite The Brewery in Woolston and was not the least bit afraid of me. Very tame but kind of an odd place for a rabbit. I wonder now if he’d escaped from a back-yard somewhere.

Spotted this R2D2 mailbox in Woolston on the walk back

This soft toy dog was placed along the tow path walk near the water. At first we though it had been washed up there. But I’ve since learned that it was actually put there by someone who happens to follow the blog via Facebook. Such a small world we live in!

Walking along the Tow Path back to Ferrymead

I really enjoy this walk and if you’ve not done it before I highly recommend it. You can find the start of the Tow Path by the Ferrymead Bridge. If you just keep following your nose and go under the bridge at the roundabout you can keep walking along paths all of the way up to Rutherford Street. Keen cyclists use this route as a way to avoid Ferry Road.

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Published on Sunday, November 25th, 2012, under Walking Tracks

One Response to “A long walk into The First Few Shops – Woolston Pop Up Shops”

  1. I just love the rabbit, it is very cute. Well spotted Michelle!