Cycling Tour in New Zealand, Day 10

November 28 Monday, Kaikoura to Christchurch

Day 10 map

View out the bus windshield We rode the Atomic Shuttle bus from Kaikoura to Christchurch. It was raining pretty steadily in Kaikoura but gradually cleared up as we went down the coast.

I haven't taken many photos of sheep, but they are everywhere in NZ. The following shot was from the bus window.

Sheep with mountains in background

Typical hedgerow Here's a typical hedgerow as seen from the ground.

Nave of Christchurch Cathedral We got to Christchurch early enough to be tourists for a half day. We wandered down to Cathedral Square to check out Christchurch Cathedral.

Stained glass window in the cathedral

Tomb of the first bishop of Christchurch

Giant chessboard in Cathedral Square Chess game in Cathedral Square.

Entrance to Botanic Gardens We spent a couple hours wandering around the Botanic Gardens. They have the reputation of being one of the best in the world.

Stream with boat in botanic gardens

Rose garden in botanic gardens The rose garden is very impressive.

Trolley car Later we went shopping in town. I managed to cross off most of my Christmas list.

Then Sue did grocery shopping while Alan went back to the hostel and packed the bikes to prepare for our departure tomorrow.

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