It was great to get out, enjoy the sights, the smells, the sounds. The layout of the city is very pedestrian friendly and easy to get about. So I did just that. Down to the Cathedral Square--which by the way is where the priests that work in McMurdo are from. They rotate about once a month during the summer and have had a presence there since the US Navy began there operations in 1955.
So anyways, back to New Zealand...the gardens were still in full bloom, birds everywhere, cicadas calling to each other in the heat of the day--a standard summer afternoon. Along the Avon River people rode along in punting boats, which are flat bottom boats guided along like the gondoliers of Venice.
|Punting along the Avon|
|A tribute to R.F. Scott and all the men and women of the Antarctic program along the river front.|
|Modern Art Museum curves at sunset|
|Cathedral Square by night|
So with that, I am signing off for this travelogue. There will be more I promise, but for now I need to repack my gear and go to bed in preparation for GOING HOME tomorrow (and back to Winter where I left it)!!!