Shots in a field of lupin where we stopped the coach.
Down the road a piece, a little stone church.
In Christchurch itself, we went to the large cathedral where they were conducting choir practice.
We only had one night at Christchurch. The tour company makes arragements for the tour members to be paired up in small groups and we go to have homemade dinners with host families from the area. Our host family is Tom and Beth. They run a ten acre farm and the lamb and all of the vegetables except one were raised by them. Here's Beth giving lessons on how to make a pavlova, the traditional New Zealand dessert.
Tom is on the left, and the other tour couple that went to this house with us are Brian and Kerry.
Tom and Beth also have a Japanese exchange student living with them to learn English.
Driving around a bit, this is the Sign of the Peacock restaurant.