Part 2 of my road trip around Lyttleton Harbour and cemetaries along the way led me to Lyttleton Cemetary, perched precariously on the steep side of a hill and the road to get to it is tiny and narrow and only room for one car and I was terrified I would meet one coming the other way!
Unfortunately many of the headstones broke and fell over in the Feb22 quake, but I particularly liked this view, with some of the remaining big headstones and the top of the peak behind them showing how rugged this area is.
A more modern section in the middle had lots of tiers where soldiers from WWI and WWII were buried, with this simple but poignant marble plaque at the lowest level. I liked how the stains from the letters look like tears.
In the middle of the gravel on the image above was a faded pink fabric flower, I don’t know why it was there and what its story was, but it clearly had a history
Onwards to Rapaki Bay and the jetty, which I have already posted, and then round to Charteris Bay and the next one over Hay Bay, which is where I stopped. There was a huge amount of construction of new houses going on, and also a steep but short trail down to the shoreline, where I walked down.
The beach under the trees was completely covered in rocks and a bit challenging to walk on, but worth it as there were interesting formations at the base of the cliffs and I saw a kingfisher. Unfortunately I left my camera bag with the long lens in the car, so I got as close as I could and snapped the below.
I walked up to the point and being careful of my ankles, came back again and then decided it was time to head home.