Maison de la Mer
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... is at the end of the road....one way in and one way out. When Liz and l were in Fiji we met Yana and Soal (her husband) on one of the islands. She had told us she was the manager of this backpackers hostel. In fact we might not have come to Akaroa if she had not mentioned it, so It was a surprise for them to see us, they made us very welcome. Everyone knows about us now and we are known as the Fiji ...
... earthquake itself and demonstrated the incredible community spirit found in its aftermath from portable toilets to pedal-powered cinemas. We walked around Christchurch, taking in the damage caused by the earthquake and enjoying the pop up hospitality in colourful shipping containers. With brightly coloured wall art almost everywhere you look, the city really does have a lovely vibe and unique character. We took lunch in the beautiful Hagley Park. But the highlight today ...
... to see if we could find some.
Unfortunate the water was cloudy due to a recent storm so I was not able to get a good underwater shot with them. Our trip did take a unexpected turn when someone called our captain about Killer Whales near by. It turns out they were bottlenose dolphins (flipper) but they were amazing to see. It was the first time our captain had seen ...
... that they recently discovered some mines put down in WW II. There is some truth to this, but I could not fully confirm it. I found some reference to the fact that the exact location of the mine field was lost after the War, which had given some pause to the efforts to dredge the harbor entrance. This was from July 2010 with no follow-up I could find. From the schedule I found on the internet, there does appear to be a lot of shipping going in and out of ...
... many backpackers had told us to skip it as it is "a bit of a dump"... errrr, well, maybe that is because a horrific fatal series of earthquakes devastated the city back in 2010 through 2012... just a thought? What do you expect would happen after such a series of events? Yes, Christchurch is a bit of a mess right now, but it is sorting itself out, slowly but surely. I had the pleasure of meeting one of my cousin Catherine's friends, Charlie, in ...