whistling Dixie in Christchurch

11 December

A cool sunny day welcomed us to our second day in Christchurch. We decided early on to stay put in our camp site as we seemed to have stumbled upon a little private haven – (we got the corner spot). So we saddled up our bicycles and headed into town with Doug carrying his laptop, camera and paraphanalia.

doug-on-the-avon-christchurch

Our first stop was the Avon bridge. This is such a beautiful peace of green belt in the city its hard to ignore. From here you could catch the tram that stops at all the major sights in town.

helene-on-her-bike-christchurch

Don’t laugh – the tripod was just too complicated to set up. Hence the pics of each of us.

We headed for Cathedral Square which is the main spot in Christchurch. A beautiful paved square centred around the main cathedral, it plays hosts to a market, musicians, food stalls and today, the New Zealand army band playing carols. We decided to hop on the tram to explore the city. Totally worth it as it gave you a bird’s eye view of everything in thirty minutes!

christchurch-city

After lunch at “Sticky Fingers”,  it was a quick stop in the Adidas/Canterbury store of the All Blacks.  We were still hunting for an All Black jersey for my dad – having satisfied all our options, we decided we’ve seen enough and headed back to our snug van. Tomorrow we head south again. More cold…

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