Port Hills rambling

Today Hassan and I took the bus out to the south edge of town and hiked around the Port Hills. They are the edge of the Banks Peninsula and are part of a group of old volcanoes. There is a lot of interesting history as well, as the early pioneers had to cross the hills from Lyttleton Harbour to get to the farming land around Christchurch. Christchurch City Council has some good info.

It was a beautiful day and we appreciated the sun and green before we head to the ice. The day ended at Lyttleton Harbour where we happened to see the USAP Nathaniel Palmer research vessel coming into port. I have plenty of pictures on album.lostmanmaps.com, and Hassan has a few on his Picasa site.

Lyttleton Harbour Castle Rock

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