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It was another lovely morning as we set out from Kaikoura on Saturday to travel south to Christchurch. We didn’t have a great distance to cover and so were able to take our time.
For the first 10 miles or so we followed the coast. The road clung to the hillside and in some places passed through tunnels cut into the rock. We listened …
Week Thirty Eight - The South Island Day 247 - Tuesday 11 May This morning Ian, Elspeth and myself headed over towards the coast for a piece of sightseeing. First we headed North East to Mount Maunganui via Tauranga where we stopped off for some lunch. From there we followed the coast south as far as Whakatane and the lovely Ohope Beach where …
Snow was piled up and still coming down when we landed.
A little while later it changed to light rain -- which it kept doing on and off for the next two days.
Much of the snow stayed on the ground in spite of the light rain.
Spent three nights and felt pretty cold and damp the whole time. This was apparently unusual weather for August …
... I want some music! Even though most of the nightlife was destroyed with the center of Christchurch during last years earthquake, I still find a spot where people are dancing. It's like a have a sixth sense for that ;) Ok it's nothing fancy but it will do just fine for now! This turns out to be a great night with good conversations and a lot of beer :D
The next day Emma wants to show me the ...
So we find ourselves back in Christchurch...
Now we know that Viki for one, was heard to say often and loudly that there was no way we would ever (ever, ever) end up in Christchurch, but being here is very different from what you see on the news. What has amazed us is that 14 months on from the big earthquake not all buildings have been pulled down yet. We realised that the big buildings (Grand Chancellor etc.) wouldn't ...
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