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Woke up to a dry, if chilly, day and after Marc went for his morning run by the beach, we packed up camp and tootled over to Christchurch.
It wasn't too far from our campsite so by ten we were booking a 'Christchurch Rebuild' bus tour in the visitor centre for 11.30. Then we parked by the botanic gardens and had a little walk around, stopping, as ever, at the playground for a go on the swings and the slides.
We fancied a drink before our tour ...
... that I have bottle fed a lamb!
Queenstown was a great experience to meet people from around the world, and live in a post card setting. But now that we are in Akaroa, working at the local bar, I feel like we are finally getting that genuine kiwi experience. No, my accent hasn't changed, and I still don't like L&P (google it) but I am really starting to enjoy the kiwi work hard play harder lifestyle. I could get used to this.
... Akaroa. The French Whalers came first and stayed even though the British claimed it for Britain only days before.
We drive up onto a range, really pretty countryside and little villages. We came to Lake Forsyth and pulled into Ross & Mary Forsyth's property, "Manderley" to watch Ross working dog display. Ross had 5 dogs - 2 short haired border collies and 3 "barkers" which are border collies crossed with labradors. Manderley was built in 1870 and the property is 750 ...
... With so many sheep and cattle in the country, it only stands to reason that NZ cheese should be outstanding.
Shortly afterwards we arrive at the village of Akaroa. Akaroa is Maori for Long Harbour. The village is snuggled into a wide bay on the eastern side of the rugged harbour with a permanent population of around 700 souls.
“Que lindo es este lugar” ...
... and quiet streets. We learnt of the 7500 homes in the red zone that are being demolished due to the unsafe swampy ground that shifted during the earthquake. And that was just in the suburbs along the river. The re:Start mall was a bright flower amongst the grey ruins. The highlight of today was the gondola (cable car) up to the top of Mt Cavendish. We ...