|Hagley Park - Band Together from press.co.nz|
Sun and music and a public holiday - bliss.
Started with a huge free concert in Hagley Park on Saturday.. all day, hot sun, alcohol free, great music, enjoyed by over 100,000 people there and many more watching on tv at home.
See more pix at http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/canterbury-earthquake/4266161/100-000-of-us-banded-together
You can see more info on this, and all the quakes at Christchurch Quake Live.
Today we decided to celebrate a day off and take Jessie to the Waimakariri River for a walk... and landed up following it east into Brooklands that you can see at the top part of the map above. We have been avoiding the area because of the damage and to avoid being rubberneckers but just landed up there - eventually we found somewhere to stop and explore the river.. but less of the water and more of the cracks and liquefaction!
Not sure if this was new from yesterdays shock nearby, but there was plenty of damage and damp mud around.
We made our way back to the boat ramp - lots of activity and fast flowing water. There are still notices everywhere to remind us of possible post-quake sewage contamination, but it looked nice and the guy on his jet ski was having fun :)
Great weekend - and lots of time with family and friends as well.
Hope you all had a great weekend :)