Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Land Of The Great White Cloud

As Lou and I coundown our last week in New Zealand before heading for the sunnier shores of Australia, we took a day trip to one of our favourite destinations on the doorsteps of Christchurch.

The photo on the left is of our first stop along the Banks Peninsula, Corsair Bay.

It was a beautiful afternoon as we drove out of the Lytelton tunnel and into the bright sunshine. As you can see, a long cloud formation struck out across the bay which gave a magical quality to one of many panoramic views along the way.

We drove through Governor's Bay to Godley House in Diamond Harbour where we stopped for lunch and practically had the place to ourselves. It has a great view over the peninsula bay and overlooking Lytelton itself. It's quite an historic house dating back to 1880 and has many period features giving it a certain grand country house charm.

From there we double-backed to Corsair Bay where we took a walk along the beach and through the woodland alongside the bay.

It was a great afternoon and something that we will certainly miss especially as we never got around to kayaking there but a place with plenty of happy memories.

The other photos of the day can be found here.

2 Comments:

OpenID suzy2110 said...

Ohhh, gorgeous. I have been checking your blog every day hoping for a new post! I hope you will blog more about Oz!! How are you and Lou feeling about the move? When do you go and what are your plans? Thinking about you loads, and miss you all. xx

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Blogger Skry said...

Looks like a lovely place. Will have to make sure Jen and I can get out to there some time very soon!

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