There is so much to see and do in Christchurch, New Zealand. But this city has so much meaning to us since it’s my husbands’ hometown. I invite you behind the lens to see all the city, beaches, trails, and rebuild of the city post earthquake.
Our time in Christchurch, New Zealand has come and gone. My husband (aka the kiwi) is from Christchurch. He’s been training for Ironman New Zealand up in the north and down here for the past 5 weeks. I flew over 10 days ago. It was perfect timing too, just in time for his taper and for me the “sherpa wife” to take care of the meals, relax, and basically just be at home.
Our days have been simple. Cook, bake, eat, go for tea or coffee, work a little, sleep, read, walk/train. And when we have access to a car, we venture out for a little afternoon drive to the small towns just in the outskirts of Christchurch.
I’d say this trip has been quite soothing. Soothing in the fact that we have no plans but just to take care of each other and catch up. Soothing for our marriage, which feels refreshed. So we embraced the simple and the slow, because next week will be rushed. We head up to Taupo via Auckland for what might be his last ironman. Then home to Texas after that to face reality and taxes, haha!
So while I have a wee bit of time and free internet connection, I thought I’d give you tour! Behind the lens that is, both DSLR lens and iPhone.
New Brighton Beach
Just a small glimpse of the Botanical Gardens in Hagley park. The park IS HUGE and full of beauty.
Port Hills trails and Scenic View of Lyttleton harbor
Watching the surf at Sumner (another suburb of Christchurch). One of our favorite spots! Cute shops, markets, the beach, and ice cream!
Well guys, thanks for sticking around for my picture overload. I hope you all get to New Zealand some time, it’s worth every penny!
What place is on your MUST SEE list?