It’s 9:00am and our last day with Mike. Left Little River after a very comfortable stay at Silostay and headed back to Christchurch.
Our first stop in Christchurch was the Botanical Gardens, which were dressed in their fall finery. We found huge old eucalyptus trees, an ancient grove of ficus, and an interesting tree named “Dragon’s Blood” because it has red sap. We walked through the conservatories, which were a series of glass houses, each dedicated to the plants of a separate climate type.
Then we visited the Central Library Peterborough, one of two transitional libraries that were opened after the 2011 earthquake destroyed the city’s central library.
After our visit to Central Library of Peterborough, we took Mike to lunch at the Moroccan restaurant we found on our first visit to Christchurch.
After lunch Mike drove us back to the Addington B&B where we are staying, then he headed back to Fox Glacier.
We have had such a wonderful time traveling with him, it is hard to say goodbye.