Jul 31, 2007
Aug 30, 2007
Had a walk about this morning. Pat wanted to go to the market. I wanted to to have a ride on the vintage tram. Pat discovered the vintage tram went to the market. Bugger! Set off for a winery north of Christchurch in the Canterberry Plain. very nice place. Downed at least four different wines before I noticed you were supposed to spit them out! Pointed this our to Pat who thought I'd gone mad. Very nice lunch there before setting off back to the airport and return to Wellington. Weather has been unseasonably nice but gales had got up and the landing at Wellington was seat gripping stuff. Some of our party rushed into their hotel rooms and have not been seen since. Michael Howard and Lynn Golding set off for the Solomon Islands at dawn. We set off to the Cook Island early Monday and the others set off for Somoa no Tuesday. We will get Sunday free in Wellington. Hopefully the shops will be closed!