Saturday, October 19, 2013

This is what my day was like with Kirsty, my New Zealand 12. We met up with Kirsty and her husband Peter in Christchurch, and spent the day together exploring the town. We had so much fun hanging out together, and when we left I felt like I'd known her forever.

The picture above is from an Antarctic experience where we checked out that showed us what it would be like to live in extreme temperatures. We also went to the beach and to an earthquake exhibition, where we heard and learned about the Christchurch earthquake up close.

Of course, looking out the window of our hotel, we could see the devestation done to this city.

What surprised us was the level of rebuilding going on. Walking around the downtown was exhilariting, everywhere we looked the city was bustling. Above is a photo of stores operating out of railroad containers. It was such a great idea. The containers are used for stores, restaurants, storage, and some are filled with cement and put up next to some of the unstable buildings to block debris if it comes down.

You can't go to New Zealand without seeing lots of sheep. They are everywhere, along with alpaca and cows.

I think this is wild mustard, and there were lots of bee hives placed around the fields

Lake Tekapo, our destination today (sorry for the blob on the right, it's inside my camera)

Here's the southern alps. Aren't they spectacular

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Location:Kirsty, Christchurch and Lake Tekapo


Brenda Gael Smith said...

My last camera developed one of those dastardly spots too. (It probably didn't help that I dropped it!)

Nevermind, you can sketch instead!

Del said...

The yellow field is probably planted with rape seed, from which rape seed oil is made. Glad you are having a spectacular time. Love image of the two of you with your spouses reflecting behind you.