Our BIG move

This is my diary of our new life in New Zealand up to 2011 when we moved to QLD to be near our grandchildren...

Saturday, June 10, 2006

The Drive towards Christchurch

The drive to Christchurch was a sunny one, the picture on the left was when we crossed a river over an old iron bridge, it was a tight squeeze but there was an artic lorry behind us!

The drive was through windy roads over hills and valleys, and then we came across our first South Island Beach, somewhere near Wharanui and Halfmoon Bay.

The beach was a pebble beach, the sea was clear and the sun was shining, I could have stayed there all day walking along the shore.....

We drove for a while longer and then we saw the mountains in the distance, and crossed a few rivers, New Zealand is certainly a picturesqe country and I look forward to making a home here.


  • At 11:39 am, Blogger jo chris ethan freya and scooter said…

    Hiya Kat n Rob. Just had a quick look at your blog. Hope you are still enjoying your visit to the extreme south :) Another dump of snow is forecast for Thursday here but for the moment we have blue skies - still chilly though.
    Take care, give us a buzz when you are back in Chch and we will get together and introduce you to a few people. Bye for now, Jo

  • At 7:30 am, Blogger MC said…

    Hi there
    Great to see that you have arrived. The views from Skytower look great. All the best with settling down.
    Best wishes
    Mike Bryan

  • At 7:51 am, Blogger Fav Daughter said…

    Hey mum missing you loads i cant beleive the veiws it looks ace i want be there now! wish i could go riding looking at those views instead of conoco!

    cole fine and getting so big! he now eating rusks whole as snacks!

    love you loads xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    rach x cole xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  • At 9:21 am, Blogger katsblog said…

    thanks for the posts guys...Rachel, wait till you see it for real, a picture just doesn't capture the grandur of the views!

    Jo, hope your getting thawed out now!

    take care,


  • At 11:22 am, Blogger micksblog said…

    Hiya Kat n Rob, Just a quick look on your blog and very interesting read and insight to your new life down under, we start our journey in October going to Ohakea in uniform. This is our second time around due to family circumstances led us back to UK. But we got the Kiwi calling again in late 2005 just waiting for our PR and should be on track by Oct06. Keep in touch check out our blog.


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