Oaks iStay on Cashel
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... rule). We were still determined to find the access road to Lyttleton and drove back into the hills. We wound around and around the sharp mountain turns before finding ourselves at a beautiful sleepy surfing beach called, Taylor’s Mistake. We walked out to the beach and put our hands in the water while drinking in the view. WE LIVE IN NEW ZEALAND!!! Still full of energy, we decided to trek on to Lyttleton, just on the other side of the hills, to explore the port ...
... right there! Then we saw another and another, they were everywhere. I got some fantastic photos. I couldn't believe how close we could get or how beautiful they were, or how much they sleep! Apart from the youngster who was running up and down the rocks trying to get others to play with him.
I may not have seen dolphins, or whales, but I am so glad I went to the colony, plus it didn't cost me a thing.
After we had gone camera crazy we started the ...
... hill road with amazing view of Christchurch and Wahakaraupo. We went to the Sugarloaf hill a top with 121 high communication tower just in time of sunset. The view was amazing.
And don't forget all my pictures are published on picasa
... building sites where the earthquake damaged buildings have been demolished and foundations for new buildings were being constructed.
We then walked through to the cathedral's "temporary" replacement, the Cardboard Cathedral which is perhaps half a mile away. It's quite impressive and gets its name from the massive cardboard tubes that cover the internal steel supports inside the building.
... was pretty cool to see - it was housed in a building as cardboard is obviously not waterproof. We then went to the shopping district where stores are now located in shipping containers (i guess more stable during an earthquake and makes a unique little district). We found a lululemon, which now a few Swiss and German girls are addicted to muhahaha, but was closed so we wandered around. We came across an old Starbucks ...