Christchurch – Part 4

Yep. Robinsons Bay. One of the many places we are blessed enough to consider home.

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The silence was something that both Himself and I wished to reacquaint ourselves with. That night we sat there in silence, sipping on a nice red wine, munching our sandwiches, and contemplating the larger, and smaller questions of life. Would you like to know more?

Ghoti Travels Pt2

In today’s exciting episode there was breakfast

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a change of hotels

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and dinner.

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Then there was Dreamworld. Where we took their oldest tiger for his morning constitutional!

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His name is Mohan, and he is 16 years old. Go to the drop box here for more info.

These plants make him sneeze.

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He was all grumbly and grumpy and whingey because his belly was still full of last night’s horsemeat dinner!

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When walking along the train line he stays to the sleepers to protect his sensitive paw pads. Makes him a quiet hunter.

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Definitely the highlight of our day! Though dirty …

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And it was all over by 9am. But we wouldn’t have given it up for ANYTHING! We had the biggest grins on our faces, and given that we spent the rest of the day on the high adrenaline rides, we kept grinning all day long!

There aren’t any photos of the rides. We were too busy riding them 😛

More to come!

In which the Ghoti travels Pt1

Adventures are always more fun with Himself involved, and he out did himself with the organisation of this one! As usual for us we both over estimated how much we could fit into each day and packed way too much. Both in clothing and activities! Oh why oh why are there only 24 hours in a day? And why do I need to sleep?

But just for you (or maybe me) I have taken notes, and photos in order to recreate it all for you!

First there was a plane.

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With the obligatory B movie reference.

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And we flew North to the land of sun and sand.

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In our first hotel we had this view. (Tough to take, I know.)

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I never quite got over how the beach just goes on forever into the horizon.

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The first theme park we went to was Seaworld. Where we went on rides,

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spent a lot of time taking photos of sharks both over water

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and from underwater.

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And possibly not quite successfully resisting

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buying toys. (Though this one still isn’t at his forever home …)

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There is still much more to come, so stay tuned!