I’ve been out of Christchurch for 5 days down in Queenstown with no Internet access. The place I was staying at looked down into the Shotover Canyon, and we could walk down the hill to the river. A Shotover jet would come pass every 15 minutes or so, and I got this shot – taken while standing on some rocks.

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The next day, we didn’t just watch the jets, we went for a ride! If you ever get to Queenstown you absolutely must experience a ride in a Shotover jet. The jet boats go down a very narrow river canyon and you feel like you might crash into the rocks at any moment. It’s thrilling, scary and one of those adventure activities that make you feel alive. Thankfully the drivers are incredibly skilled!

Christchurch Santa Parade

December 2, 2007
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Photos taken from the Santa Parade – held today on Colombo street. What a mixed bag of floats and performers!

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The police officer was standing in front of me for most of the parade and was thoroughly enjoying himself!

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Here he is again.. Santa! I’ve been good 🙂

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To remember New Zealand soldiers who fought in the Great War.

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I thought I’d registered for the theme day, but nope! Registered today, so may not be on all of the other blog’s lists…

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