Mon June 17th (day 2)

Trip Start Jun 16, 2013
Trip End Jul 09, 2013

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Flag of New Zealand  , Canterbury,
Monday, June 17, 2013

Christchurch put on crap weather, very grey and pouring with rain :(

Boy it gets light late over here. Still pitch black at 7.45am

Picked up the van, really nice. Will upload pic soon.

So much rain around, flooding of roads everywhere. Again, will upload some pics soon.

Spent the day looking around Christchurch, really amazing place. So much damage but they gave been really innovative in how the keep things going. See photos of the damage, and the container mall I.e innovative use of shipping containers to make a really cool temporary mall.

Drove not to 'new Brighton' which is a beach side suburb of Christchurch. Lots of damage out here. Many houses either demolished, damaged or have supports fixed to the ground to hold things up. Even the major shopping centers there have big steel support struts fixed to giant concrete blocks to secure up the walls.

Drove down to ashburton late in the day, in the pouring rain. Have checked into local camp ground, and off to see Lynette's dad Ray for dinner.

No plans for tomorrow jet, but have learnt there is record snowfall on the cards for later this week, so need to think carefully about what we do as the roads will be treacherous, and don't want to get snowed in anywhere. But whatever we do, I a sure it's gonna be fun!
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Anita &Tones + Alex on

So glad you are having your dream family holiday.

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