A car today, so we are off

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On our way out of the city
We finally got a car delivered to our hotel. It's actually an 8 seater van but we will be heading for Queenstown in it so it was at a cheaper rate as they needed it taken back. We headed out for the beachside suburb of New Brighton. We had lunch in a little place called 'Salt on the Pier'. We were able to look out at the ocean and the snow capped mountains. Our sort of scenery. We then drove to another seaside suburb called Sunmer and walked through a little cave on the beach.  From there we drove up the hillside road called Taylor's Mistake Road. Not for the faint hearted but worth it for the views.  Frm there we headed for a seaside town, Akaroa. On the way we went past the gondola and then went through the tunnel. We went along the coastal road, again not for the faint hearted but so pretty. It was about 6.30pm by the time we got there. Thank goodness for daylight saving. We sat and had a cuppa and enjoyed the weather. Not a lot there but it is one of the many places that they do cruises from. We headed back to Christchurch on the main road that most people go on because it was getting late. We got back to the appartment and ordered dinner again. Tommorrow we set off again.
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On our way out of the city
On our way out of the city
Sculptures on the way to New Brigh…
Sculptures on the way to New Brig…
Kiddies pool on the beach at New B…
Kiddies pool on the beach at New …
The pier at New Brighton
The pier at New Brighton
Andrews lunch
Andrew's lunch
Andrews dessert
Andrew's dessert
My lunch
My lunch
New Brighton
New Brighton
Sunmer, tides out
Sunmer, tides out
Sunmer
Sunmer
Sunmer
Sunmer
Sunmer
Sunmer
Views!
Views!
Sunmer, the garage is at the botto…
Sunmer, the garage is at the bott…
Sunmer
Sunmer
Sunmer
Sunmer
Sunmer
Sunmer
Cave on the beach
Cave on the beach
inside the cave
inside the cave
outside the cave
outside the cave
outside the cave
outside the cave
Andrew looking at the cave
Andrew looking at the cave
Andrew outside the cave
Andrew outside the cave
Houses on the hill
Houses on the hill
as it says
as it says
views
views
views
views
views
views
Sunmer
Sunmer
Driving to Akaroa
Driving to Akaroa
On our way into Akaroa there is a …
On our way into Akaroa there is a…
Akaroa
Akaroa
Akaroa
Akaroa
We have arrived in Akaroa
We have arrived in Akaroa
Akoroa
Akoroa
The waterfall
The waterfall
Akoroa
Akoroa
Akoroa
Akoroa
Akoroa
Akoroa
Akoroa
Akoroa
Akoroa
Akoroa
Akoroa
Akoroa
Akoroa
Akoroa
Akoroa
Akoroa
Leaving Akoroa
Leaving Akoroa
Leaving Akoroa
Leaving Akoroa
Leaving Akoroa
Leaving Akoroa
Leaving Akoroa
Leaving Akoroa
Christchurch
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