Day two, well really three but i did crash out for 14 hours after the flight….
Yesterday was a trip into Christchurch centre, it is a real mixture of empty buildings waiting to come down post earthquake and recovery, with lots of new buildings and rather cool temp shops made out of cargo containers.
A trip to the beach followed and the Pacific from the other side (last time was the American west coast). Lots of surfers and beautiful sand.
Today, up the hills, with some real crazies cycling up some really step winding mountain roads and then further nutters running up…. But the views from the top are pretty beautiful.