Today has been spent proof reading Volume 2 of my Pyrenees HRP book, so there has been very little time for 'processing' the New Zealand pictures. Just a couple of days done.
After arriving in Christchurch, we spent a couple of days with a former work colleague of Sue's, Pam, and her partner Rob. Rob is a keen surfer, and not far from their home in Sumner is a fine surfing beach called Taylor's Mistake, pictured above on 27 January. According to local folklore, it's named after a captain who ran aground here after mistaking the bay for the entrance to nearby Lyttelton Harbour.
On 28 January we said goodbye to Pam and Rob and headed off to the Mount Cook area, stopping en route at the Church of the Good Shepherd, where there's a stunning view of Lake Tekapo from its window above the altar. The church also provided a tranquil place to shelter from the strong wind.