On Wednesday, I went on my last run (for now!) in the Port Hills on the South side of Christchurch. Mike Steel met me a a local coffee shop and off we went.
We went out on a ridge between Lyttelton and Governor's Bay. The picture of me was meant to have mountains in the background, but they did not come out in the photo. O well. The photo of Mike in the "bath" rock with Lyttelton in the background came out a bit better as did the photo of the ridge we ran. Mike did a great job with this run, we did a boulder problem to get started and then worked our way to this ridge, climbing over 3 fences (2 on the way out and one on the way back) and there was only the faintest of trails as we navigated this rocky ridge. Would not be a proper run with Mike, without these.
I realized recently that while I'm now home from New Zealand (arrived in the middle of the night Thursday), that does not mean I won't continue to go on fun outdoor adventures or have new chocolate adventures and I'm thinking about making meat pies. All good stories to tell on the blog. Plus, then I can still imagine I am on sabbatical. The posts are likely to slow down, but not stop.