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As many of you know we, along with our son Dustin, are bird watchers. When ever we are out and about we try to take pictures of birds we have seen. New Zealand is no different and the birds are not the same as California. We have see ...
... cold, windy and a bit miserable. We drove back almost into Christchurch and then turned south to Timaru, where we arrived just before six. Keith and Margaret welcomed us with a glass of white wine or two and a nibble of cheese and biscuits. We talked and later we ate a supper of salad, chicken, ham and boiled potatoes. They have a lovely modern house overlooking the sea, with a view the waves breaking on a headland on one side, and a range of ...
... lifted up along with the boulders and erosion gradually exposed them.
We are members of the Scottish National Trust who have a reciprocal agreement with other countries so we had free entry to Totara Estate. This was once a farm estate of about 15000 acres. There were 26 such estates owned by the New Zealand and Australia Land Co. in the late 19th century. Totara was where New Zealand's first shipment of frozen mutton was prepared for transport to Britain in ...
... came in and ordered a giant bowl of chips and another of potato skins: Peter looked on with envy as they worked their way through them. I should point out it was only 11.00 in the morning. I wonder what they were going to have for lunch. These rather perfectly spherical boulders range from 30cms to 2.2 metres in diameter. The largest weighs around 7 tonnes (how do they know that?) and took 4 million years to form (how do they know THAT?). They form within the muddy ...
... but he’s not a victim of our travels, but a hero.
Our final New Zealand morning was spent cruising along with the backdrop of white alpine mountains on our way to Christchurch where we would be beginning our long journey home. We stopped in Christchurch briefly, if anything just to digest the scene of its previous devastation and the amazing rebuild and growth that is occurring now. The town’s shopping mall in the centre ...