Today for the first time, I saw Lake Coleridge and then Lake Lyndon. I’m not sure how, but it came up in conversation that I’d never been to Lake Coleridge before, so a plan was hatched to take a drive there. It’s certainly off the beaten track (for me at least), so I’m not surprised I’ve not been there before. We made it a round trip by going to Oxford for afternoon tea and then back to Christchurch.
The drive to Lake Lyndon is definitely a fair weather road – it’s gravel all the way and it’s not recommended in bad weather.
I’ve always admired the architecture of these older substations. Many of Christchurch’s older substations are very decorative and must have been well built to survive the quakes.
I’m so glad this building has been saved and restored. It was formerly known as Isaac House (and was owned by the Isaac Conservation and Wildlife Trust). The new developers opened the building to the public today for just two hours, so I had to have a look.
The stairs are really impressive – they don’t make them like that anymore.
Like just about everyone else at the open day, the thing that we all did was walk straight over to the windows to take in those weird views!