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... watch rugby in the evening - Go Crusaders, go!
We woke up to a beautiful sunny Sunday morning, a bit chilly although. But no time to waste, have a lunch, grab a camera and go to the city!
One of the first place we went to was the Re:START, in other words if a quake destroys markets, kiwi takes ...
... right at the airport, delicious Hon's potstickers and BBQ pork in hand, and hustled two weary drifters to the ferry and on to Colwood, where we tumbled into our own bed...home, sweet, home!
What a spectacular, memorable trip...thanks for travelling to New Zealand with us, we hope you enjoyed the trip! Next up?...perhaps France, in the fall! Until then, here's Two Drifters, signing off...!
... you get around a city, to see as much as possible in a limited time? Answer - the old red bus! A 3 hour tour, with the first hour in the city centre on an open top bus and the next 2 hours in the suburbs. There is also a tram system (although limited because of the city reconstruction). To be honest there is not a lot to see in the city. The two earthquakes ( first in September 2010 and the second in March 2011) devastated the city. Though no ...
... of the grand building looked like it had been mortared - and the whole Cathedral site resembled the remnants of a WW2 bombing raid. And all this, three years after the event.
The neighbouring buildings didn't look much better on closer inspection: few buildings were inhabited, and most were screened off, closed, deemed unsafe. Some had shattered windows, with curtains flying out of them in the breeze. Nearly all were derelict.
The atmosphere ...
... most poetic one, found on a plaque near the lake:
These deep waters of Lake Wakatipu harbour a legend of love, commitment, passion and murder. Manata was the beautiful daughter of a local Maori chief, who would not let her marry her beloved Matakauri. One day, Manata was kidnapped by the terrible giant, Matau. Her distraught father promised she would marry whomever was able to rescue her. Here was Matakauri's chance. Knowing that the warm nor-western would put ...