Monday, March 2, 2009

Tranz Alpine Train Ride

Today we went on the TranzAlpine Train over to Greymouth, and back to Christchurch. It's a four hour ride in either direction, and the scenery was quite amazing. I didn't take many photos because it's hard to take photos from a moving train, so you'll just have to trust me that it was lovely. I did get this one photo of the Canterbury Plains as we were coming back into Christchurch.
Greymouth was pretty but there wasn't a whole lot there. We only stayed for an hour to have lunch, then had to get back on the train to come back to Christchurch. But it was nice enough. I slept a lot on the way back, having seen all the scenery already. It was a very relaxing day!

We decided to go out for dinner - the boy went and did some reconnaisance and found a nice italian restaurant for us to eat in. Their service was a bit slow but they had the best garlic bread I've ever eaten, and my dinner itself was delicious. It started raining while we were eating but wasn't really cold. Luckily it had mostly stopped by the time we walked back to the hotel so we didnt' get too wet.

1 comment:

pughy said...

Following the journey with intrest Hope you enjoyed the train ride.

Hugs Ginger Jasper xx