|Battered Christchurch Cathedral|
|Nosing around the Christchurch shopping centre made out of containers.|
|Old School building at Stavely on the Canterbury Plains|
|The dreaded second hand store at Mayfield. A museum in itself.|
|On top of Mount John with Lake Tekapo in the background.|
|The view of Lake Tekapo and mountains from our motel door.|
|Aussie friend, Lake Pukaki and Mt Cook (Aoraki)|
The prices in touristy places are above and beyond! In Tekapo our friend bought some postcards and simple little things to send to grandchildren. The total for a little bag of bits and pieces was $71! Prices for food in touristy places were also designed to rip tourists off. As hosts showing friends around we found this disappointing. Also there have been places where facilities service have not been as good as they could be. At lake Pukaki Mt Cook look out visitors centre the toilets were filthy, blocked and "Yuck!" I seem to remember they were like that last time we visited.
Last night I had internet access and work emails encroached. Tomorrow we arrive back in Dunedin and will have to hit the decks running to get things done. It has been a nice break and great to catch up on long time friends from Australia.