Merry Christmas!. Here are a few photos that will give you some idea of our new locale. They don’t do full justice to the beauty of this place, but I hope it gives you an idea and that you enjoy the views. All the best to you. John and Robin. Beside the Wiamakairi River.
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Here are a few photos that will give you some idea of our new locale. They don’t do full justice to the beauty of this place, but I hope it gives you an idea and that you enjoy the views. All the best to you.
John and Robin
Beside the Wiamakairi River
North & South island of New Zealand
Home of the 2010 Canterbury 7.2 Quake!
46 Cannon Hill Crescent
Spring flowers from garden
John on patio
Gate to backyard/entry.
View of our house from the street.
View from patio.
Artwork by John
John’s art space
Shells from UAE and Oman
Panorama Room, John’s piano
Quilt by Robin
Glass doors to patio
Cathedral in the center of the city – some damage.
Tree ferns in Botanical Gardens
Christchurch has a definite English feel about it. Many brick and mortar buildings were damaged during the quake, with some infrastructure damage that was immediately attended to. Some people lost their homes. We just had power out for less than 24 hours.
Christ College needs the crane to stabilize the stone facades.
Old School Reserve
Tennis at Old School Reserve park above our house.
We bike in beautiful, traffic -free parks and reserves along the Pacific, on the Spit, in forests where they log, and wetlands:
Our mountain bikes.
This trail was left with wide fissures after the quake, but it was soon repaired.
Our Honda “Fit” with bike rack
Unique fence crossing stiles.
Summit Road, just above our house, with numerous hiking trails along the mountains.
View of Lyttleton Harbor from the top of our hill, facing away from the estuary –A nice hike to the WWII gun emplacements.
John above “Taylor’s Mistake” inlet.
This beautiful area on Banks Peninsula is less than an hour away. Not shown are all the sheep on the way.
View from our bedroom (zoomed) of the Southern Alps. Foreground is Christchurch on the Canterbury Plain.