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Christchurch Day 3

sunny 35 °C
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8th January 2009

Can't believe where this weather has come from! Its 35 degrees - the hottest day on record in Christchurch apparently! Not that I'm really complaining, or am I (without air conditioning, this isn't so good!).

I head to the tourist information shop and get details on the gondola / tram ride. I overhear the lady saying that dolphin swimming in Kaikoura is fully booked for the next two weeks - gutted! That was the one thing I was so intent on doing but seems I fail miserably - there's always Florida!

I negotiate my way to the right bus stop and head off on the number 28 to the Gondola.. "nice mullet Mr Bus Driver". The Gondola is a cable car ride which takes you up into the hills behind Christchurch to give you a view of the South Island. You can see the Canterbury Plains, Lake Ellesmere, the Southern Alps and the City below stretching out to the Pacific Ocean.

Back in the City, I jump on the old style tram which circumnavigates around the more historic sites of the City.

It must be my day as when browsing the shops later, I finally found a fleece! I spent the rest of my time online preparing for my US visit and get my travel authorisation approved - yay! Find some good looking hostels (if there is such a thing) in LA & San Diego, plus some ideas for Chicago and Miami. Is it time to go home already? Eek!

Back to the hostel for an early night! I have an early start tomorrow!

Posted by KerryMc 21:40 Archived in New Zealand Tagged tourist_sites

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