Banks Peninsula, South Island
"The shores of the bay, were rocky and beautiful, and on the rocks one could find oysters, mussels, and exquisite shells. A favorite enjoyment and a common performance with us was to put up a bread-and-butter lunch, with plenty of salt, pepper and vinegar, take our oyster knives, and fly off to the beach. There we would sit on the rocks eating oysters and sandwiches. We also had all the fish we wanted with very little trouble. We had all kinds of boats to use in our bay from large sailing boats to little dinghys, and we grew to be very expert in managing them."
-Ida Elizabeth Knudsen von Holt, Stories of Long Ago