Kia Ora (Welcome) to Christchurch.
Jan 19, 2010
Apr 01, 2010
Back in Christchurch and the Hotel we stayed in 2 years ago. Winnie the daschund is still here.(Piccie for you Sandra) Caught local buses and went to the seaside, first to Sumner then to Lyttleton both very unspoiled. First settlers arrived at Lyttleton in 1840 and both Scott and Shackleton left for the Antarctic from here. Scott left on the Terra Nova 100 years ago this November. Lyttleton has been in the news in the past few weeks because a pod of whales (60 + in number) had become stranded and sadly despite the calling of the matriachs and great effort by the locals 15 whales died. Bob found Lyttleton's museum charmingly old fashioned and very interesting especially the Scott and Shackleton exhibits as they are two of his heroes. Piccies below plot our day. Are you with us Norman and Claire? Some good memories of Christchurch for you?