On the morning of January 22nd, (January 21st in the States) we learned that Darrell’s father had passed away. While not unexpected, as Norbert had been receiving full-time care for more than a year, it was still a sad shock. Darrell made flight arrangements and we drove straight over Arthur’s Pass to Christchurch so he could catch his 7 pm flight. I stayed in Christchurch with two dear friends of Vera’s, Matt and Margaret.
|One area of the Christchurch CBD|
|ReStart District on the site of the Cashel Mall|
|Another view of the ReStart shopping district|
|Beautification courtesy of "Greening the Rubble"|
|Cliffs above Sumner, just southeast of Christchurch|
|Close-up of Cliffside home|
|The beach stretches to the far right for a long, long way...|