NZ DAY 98
CHRISTCHURCH: Bridler Path 10KM (Total KM's walked 1076)
Headed out today to the Christchurch Gondola today to walk the Bridle Path and the Crater Rim Walk. The Bridle path was step but only about 5km so when we got up the top there where a variety of tracks so we just started walking. Had a great day walked out to xxxx, then down into xxx. Then we caught the Gondola down. It as a great day.
Around 1850 the early settlers used horse or donkey to climb over the port hill to Christchurch. In 1857, C W Bishop ran a daily cart and pack horse service over the Bridle. This track became known as the Bridle Path, because the path was so steep that pack horses needed to be led by the bridle. Goods that were too heavy or bulky to be transported by pack horse over the Bridle Path were shipped by small sailing vessels some eight miles (13 km) by water around the coast and up the estuary to Ferrymead then on to Christchurch. A railway tunnel was bored through the Port Hills to Lyttelton in 1867 a road tunnel was opened in 1964 Christchurch became a city by Royal Charter on 31 July 1856, the first in New Zealand.
LOWLIGHT: Missing our bus home
Grateful for just having fun with no worries. Grateful for the Gondola, although I enjoyed the walk up I ain’t looking forward to the walk down. Grateful for being able to chat with Sam tonight, I miss her so much