Janet Abbott spoke at the Christchurch Art Gallery last weekend about the baches at Taylors Mistake and surrounding bays. I was transported back to a time when life was simple, and fish were plentiful. Janet's family bach 'Rosy Morn' is a sweet little dwelling we often lunch beside during our walks. Here are some of her stories I most enjoyed. Early settlers were attracted to this area because of the abundance of fish and rabbits. Hobson's Bach was build in 1879 by John H
On our walk last week we stumbled upon this quaint little cabin, perched all alone on the hill top. Sitting pretty on it's timber platform, freshly painted with chocolate brown trims and white railings, and a little stairway leading up to a roof-top platform. Who has put this little building here and why?! It turns out to be a slice of NZ history worth knowing about.
The Cabin, or 'Bill's Cabin', was originally build in Norwich, England for the British Antarctic Expedition
An interesting piece of history and a remarkable set of coincidences I thought I would share with you. Not only one but THREE Captain Taylors are thought to have mistaken this beach for the Lyttelton Harbour entrance and ran aground here, all within the short space of 9 years. 1. In 1853 Captain Davidson on a barge named the Gwalior was sailing to Lyttelton, however suffering from Delirium Tremens (due to sudden alcohol withdrawal) he threw him self overboard, and control wa
Fine tuning our walks today; we took on the Anaconda track which did not disappoint. 360 degree views, lunch at Boulder Bay and hardly a soul in sight. Crater Rim Walks is gaining a momentum of its own, all set for our Spring launch! #boulderbay #craterrimwalks #taylorsmistake #guidedwalkschristchurch #christchurchdaytrips #thingstodoinchristchurch