April 1 and 2
After my red-eye all-nighter and then connecting fight I arrived in Christchurch around 11:30am local time. I had already decided not to stay in the city but to get out right away to see the sights.
So I picked up a car and was off on a 2 hour drive along a two lane mountain road in a left hand car driving on the left, maintaining constant vigilance so as not to precipitate a head on collision. No incidents on the road so far, fingers crossed, eyes cast heavenward.
Then I pulled into my accommodation for the next three nights and this was the view. It’s a ‘backpackers’ and I will explain all below.