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... the Oamaru Public Gardens. Following a good meal at an Italian restaurant, we watched blue penguins emerge from the sea and waddle to their homes. A cool change had arrived by that time, and in fact it was cold and wet. Nevertheless, seeing the cute little penguins was a great experience. This morning we drove to Christchurch and, after checking into our motel near the airport, went into the city for a wander around. We have a very early start in the morning - a 3 am wake up ...
... time and we will catch up when they get back.
Lithium and Lincoln are growing quickly. Lithyus played
league all winter and T Ball in the summer. Lincoln is breaking his heart to
have a go this summer so that will be fun to watch, not doubt. They are both
very busy at school and lindy. We have encouraged them to write to Poppa in
Auckland to increase Lithyus’s writing skills and Lincoln is also sending his
hand drawn pictures through in ...
... ordered a large cappuccino and poached eggs special served with avocado, tomatoes, feta on whole grain toast - truly delicious! Refreshed and refuelled I explored the mall, did a grocery shop and picked up a local SIM card. My first exploration of Christchurch was a stunning walk through Hagley Park as a trial of my commute to the hospital. Similar to Hyde Park in London, Hagley Park is approximately 8km circumference and lies immediately of ...
... sounds better (excuse the pun).
My personal highlight on the South Island were the many lakes. These lakes were kind of surreal because a) they were huge, b) they were really calm and c) they weren't really visited by many tourists. This meant that you were able to just pull over by the roadside, get out of your car and enjoy this pure natural beauty…until these bloody, fu***ng, obnoxious little mosquitos decided ...
... the cleanup was long, and the rebuild has really only just begun. The people of ChCh (how awesome is that city abbrev?) are resilient though, and from the rubble they have created some very cool projects - an entire mall made out of shipping containers, a pop-up church with cardboard tubes for structural support, mini-golf courses in empty lots, and murals on half torn down buildings. It was eyeopening to see how long it will take ...