Today we arrived in another place of sadness, Christchurch. We did our best to avoid this city but our flight in was too late to catch a bus onwards so we needed to spend a night. It was very eerie as we drove around the city on a supermarket run many of the roads are still cordoned off by the police and army, one building is a complete mess and the one next to it still looks perfect, each building is marked with notices as to whether it is safe or not and there are portaloos on the street corners. There was just an atmosphere in the city and we felt we just wanted to leave them alone to get on with it so tomorrow we catch the bus early to Lake Tekapo. Even in the circumstances it lovely to be back in New Zealand everywhere is so relaxed and the people are so friendly.