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B1 Adventures
11th May 2014 - New Zealand 2014
Mothers Day

I had a lovely relaxing day. A walk around the block before breakfast and then out to lunch.

We drove to lunch via Lyttelon which is a working port. There has been quite a lot of quake damage.

We had lunch at a new centre called the Tannery in Woolston. The centre has been developed by a businessman and it has a row of little wooden shops with an arcade in the centre which has a dome shaped glass roof. It is full of up market shops and eateries.

On the way back we went for coffee in the seaside subsurb, Sumner which was quite busy.

The quake damage was obvious, a lot of houses were on the side of a cliff and have to be demolished. There is a row of containers filled with concrete blocks along the road edge to act as a buffer if there is anymore rock falls. The school which is half built under the edge of the cliff face has been closed.

It was then back to the city centre and a visit to the cardboard cathedral. It is great feat, it has a lovely feel about it and the acoustics are really good. The Organist was preparing for the evening service.  We then drove around the streets lookng looking at the city as it is today.

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Diary Photos

The Tannery

The Cardboard Cathedral

The cathederal interior

The clock stopped!

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