While we were away from home over the holidays, my daughter wanted to visit Castle Hill, which is on the road between Christchurch and Greymouth, near to Arthurs Pass. There is a very good pie shop on the way there in a small town named Sheffield. The reason for this excursion was that she is a very keen rock climber and Castle Rock is a great bouldering area. Also this is the part of the world where some of the Hobbit was filmed and a Narnia battle scene. Actually it was also very beautiful, and we will have to get back there when we have more time and make better use of it. I wanted to draw and paint all those rocks.
husband posing next to a large knob.
the rain stained rocks were especially dramatic.
It was a bit rainy for rock climbing, and so we ate our sandwiches, daughter had a little climb, the dog had a toilet break and we had a great pie on the way back.