I woke up in the morning and headed down to breakfast, where Mike (I finally remembered his name) was already sitting petting Sandy’s little white terrier. After breakfast, we decided to head to the beach. The beach was totally awesome (despite me horribly sunburning the tops of my feet), and there were even Christmas trees (not the evergreens) in bloom. The water was too cold for swimming though, given that it was very windy that day, so we mostly just walked along the beach. After some delicious icecream and a nap on the beach, we headed back to town for lunch at the Dux, and then took a walk through the Christchurch botanical gardens. Everything was in bloom! The best part was the rose garden, where there were hundreds of kinds of roses, even one that matches my hair.
There’s not much else to say about my day in Christchurch, except that I was totally entranced by all of the wonderful flowers, and stopped to smell many of them. I’d forgotten how much I love flowers. So, I’ll leave you with a few of my favorites. Now, off to Hawaii!