I’m not in Christchurch at the moment, but down in South Otago, about 5.5 hours drive south of Christchurch. This is the beach at Kakapoint which is coastal South Otago / Catlins. The Catlins as this area is called, is wind-swept, wild, and incredibly beautiful. As a child, I used to nag my mother to drive me to the beach so I could jump in the waves. I’m still a bit of a water fan, but it is Autumn now, and I’m a bit of a wimp when it comes to being cold.