Banks Peninsular, just south east of Christchurch, is the remains of a couple of volcanoes, their craters making up the harbours of Akaroa and Lyttleton. It's scenic as. But not so pretty when the clouds hang down low, the wind blows and the snow begins falling on the peaks. What was to be a couple of days of rest and wandering in the hills ended up mostly indoors and out of the weather.
I did manage a stroll or two on Saturday, with an obligatory lunch at Akaroa Fish and Chip shop, reputed to be one of the best in NZ. Yep, they lived up to their reputation.