Scott & Sarah Kennedy

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Honeymoon Photos part 1

Here is the first place we stayed at. It is a farmstay in a place called Okains bay about 20 minutes from Akaroa.

Okains bay has a school (with about 10 children I think), a museum, two petrol pumps, and a general store which is pictured here.

Here is Okains bay itself - about 2 minutes down the road. Lovely bay, but it was autumn, so we didn't swim.

Here are a few pictures from one of our day trips. We visited the Christchurch gardens which was really beautiful being autumn - with leaves golden and red.

And here are some photos from a Banks Peninsula walk we did. Notice that in the South Island, they must label the track and the view.

Sarah and I decided to go on a cruise out in the harbour.

On another of our many walks, we got this view of Akaroa itself.

This is part 1 of 3 of our honey moon slide show! We took about 600 photos, so if you want to see them all - come round. :)

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Cool Stuff

Last night Sarah and I went to a concert in Old Government House celebrating its 150th aniversary. We got front row seats right in front (as in no more than 2m from) of the Fazioli grand piano. Michael Houston performed the second half of the concert which was a real highlight. The first half was performed by some students from the university.

Music included some arias from Handel's Messiah, music from Mozart's The Magic Flute, Brahms Variations on and Original Theme, 6 Chopin Mazurkas, a Debussy piece, and 1 short little piece by a Cuban composer whom I had never heard of before.

A fantastic evening.