This entry was posted on 1/10/2007 3:54 PM and is filed under New Zealand.
Christchurch is also the home of the "Buskers". These are the street performers
who do their acts in the hopes of winning over your hearts and your
donations. January 18-25 is the Busker Festival and we'll be coming back to Christchurch for that experience.
Be sure to check out this movie of this amazingly clever little dog named Holly...
weather was crazy, just like
home. Cold and drizzly one day and hot and beautiful the
next. On the gorgeous day we decided to go "punting". It
resembles a gondola in Venice, only the stream is much more shallow and
you're using a big pole that serves as rudder and push off
device. We were walking along admiring the Art Center's
architecture, when lo-and-behold, up drives Lynn, one of the delightful
new friends we made at Stephanie's party. We whisked here off to
go punting with us, and spent a lovely afternoon together.
Here we are at the boat dock ready to head off, and loved this
old-fashioned image of the coats and hats of the punters...
So naturally we had to don the attire ourselves as he headed out with Jason...
Here's our friend Lynn...
Epod proved herself to be quite the punter... (see the movie too)
Here's a lovely photo of punters as seen from above - so peaceful...
Of course there was some good golf too. Clearwater Resort and Russley were the two courses we played.
of our trip to Christchurch was an afternoon walk through the Botanical
Gardens. Remember that this is their summer season, so the flower gardens were gorgeous. Here are a few images to share with you ...
Yes, we grow dahlias at home too - but this one was just too magnificent to pass up...