Lyttelton Port of Call

We had an extra day to wait in the Christchurch area before loading up to head to McMurdo Station, Antarctica because one of the C-130 flight crew got sick. So a few of us intrepid explorers caught a bus over the hill to the town of Lyttelton.


Lyttelton is a small town perched above Lyttelton Harbor, a flooded volcano crater. Its port is the main import/export terminal on the South Island and a hub for cruise ships ferrying visitors to Christchurch.

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St. Patrick’s Day!


This is one of my favorite times of year for no better reason than my own Irish pride. Wishing I was in Ireland today, but this statue of St. Patrick and an Irish lager will have to do.

Wishing everyone else a good, green day and maybe even a pot of gold at the end of your rainbow.


May those that love us, love us.
And those that don’t love us,
May God turn their hearts.
And if he doesn’t turn their hearts,
May he turn their ankles,
So we’ll know them by their limping.