Another month has flown by. We had no preconceived ideas about New Zealand before we got here (well maybe a few about sheep but we leave with a wholly impressed perspective about this great country.
In my last entry I said that I thought New Zealand would be too remote for us, but since then we have visited Christchurch. If it were practical this would be a great place to grow old. For those of you who have not been to Christchurch it’s a wonderful mix of ethnic New Zealand and old English Charm. The town has everything one could need – believe me the nightlife and club scene is thriving, at least it was three storeys below our apartment on Saturday night.
Skiing was a highlight – Caelan loved it and was completely finished after 2 days after skiing school. Tate picked up the obligatory nursery school cold after spending two days in the nursery, which is a bit of a bummer but to be expected in the winter months. We decided on Cardrona as it has a good reputation for beginner slopes (www.cardrona.com) and we were not disappointed. The lessons were good and there were plenty of them and it wasn’t too expensive.
Without a doubt the highlight of our trip was the Cessna flight over the Southern Alps from Wanaka to Milford Sound. It was breathtaking – the weather in the Sound was absolutely perfect (cold though) and the kids loved the experience of flying in a very, very, very little aircraft.
New Zealand is such a beautiful country, we’ll miss it so much.
Tomorrow we fly to Melbourne. I’ll update from there.
Stell & the Boys
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