The town is starting to look a little more upscale though, firstly noticeable with the nice new dinghy dock; a few years ago the dock would settle underwater as you stepped "ashore". Skinny Legs and The Mad Dog Trading Company are still the same, but this time we opted to walk around the bay and try out Aqua Bistro for lunch.
As we rounded the corner, our escort picked us up just outside the firehall. They'd picked out some choice rides for us but we opted to walk so they made sure we had uninterrupted passage down the middle of the street, stopping all traffic in both directions to let us pass.
They walked us quickly past the local school and even demonstrated the route should we need to evacuate for an incoming tsunami.
Wait for us, we're still coming...
taking a shortcut past the pink restaurant and the blue bus shelter.