boxing day landing

After 34 hours of flights and transit, we got to Christchurch! Cam’s parents Jenni and Pete picked us up and took us on a tour about some of the devastated sites from the earthquake. The stark emptiness of parts of the centre city and the collapsed cliff faces brought home the seriousness of it all. The drizzly day added to the sombreness as did the bumpy ride along the cracked streets. Cam and I parted ways here for a while, as he he went to Napier for his cousin’s wedding, and Emma – off to Invercargill and Central Otago!