New Zealand – land of extremes

A big earthquake in Christchurch on the South Island. Fatalities reported Hospital evacuated. We are safe and sound and significantly north. New Zealand, not unlike Alaska, has high mountains, big waves and swift streams. Earthquakes are fairly frequent but this appears to be more damaging than an earthquake of higher magnitude in September. Though there are no dangerous insects, snakes or wild animals here there are some other risky things to watch out for, in fact, there is a cyclone warning for tomorrow!

In the meantime, we are safe. Still safely driving on the right side of the car – left side of the road. Sun is shining, sunscreen applied and we are thankful we decided not to visit the South island this trip.

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Published in: on February 22, 2011 at 1:46 am  Leave a Comment  

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