Another week, another rad day trip. This time, we headed northwest into the mountains.
The mountains here are the Southern Alps. Their snowy peaks have been visible and calling us the whole visit. Continue reading
One element of this trip that Brett remarked about today is that I’ve, ahem, ceded some of the planning control. It’s true. He’s been Captain Daytrip, planning our jaunts drivable from the house. And dude has rocked it.
His first smash success was Akaroa.
A few photos from our week.
In February 2011, Christchurch and surrounds were rocked by a 6.3 earthquake. Christchurch sustained substantial damage and the city is still in re-build mode four years later. When we did our first sojourn in from Sumner, the beach town we’re staying in, it was a brief trip in to test out driving on the left and ease out of a 24 hour travel day and begin to grasp what a city in flux looks like.
I was expecting it to be both better and worse, which I realize is ridiculous.