My first and last morning in Christchurch was an early one due to the time change, so I walked to the beach with my little point and shoot camera to watch the sun rise over the ocean.
Well as hard as I try, this blog seems doomed. My internet stripped every post of it’s picture. Sorry guys, I’m doing the best I can!!
Although most of our trip was sunny, the day we stopped in Lake Matheson was perfectly cloudy to cast scenic reflections on the surface of the water as we hiked up and around the lake.
This is out of order from where I went, but it was a really cool day! We flew in a helicopter up to Franz Josef glacier and hiked around. It was unbelievably warm and sunny and I’m wearing the blue rain jacket my sister gave me right before I left (this pic is for you, Sarah!).
Picton was a tourist’s town as well– a little place filled with shops selling hats and shirts and postcards. The best thing about Picton was the marina and it’s wealth of sailing boats.
Seals basked on the rocks near Kaikoura, and our Stray bus saw a colony of around 100 seals on our way out of town. Their sleeping smiles were too cute, and all of us found ourselves smiling as we whipped out our cameras like the tourists we were!
Though much of the city is under construction or decorated with graffiti, some street art jewels shone through to speak for Christchurch’s persistent hope in its future.