It’s at least one decade, possibly two, since I last walked the Bridle Path. In recent years my walking’s been confined to the flat earth, and since the earthquakes I rarely even climb stairs. However, a visiting daughter was keen to try this historic walkway, which was the foot route between Christchurch and Lyttelton for early European settlers. I was persuaded to join her, despite the warning that it is quite steep. On previous occasions I’ve always walked Lyttelton to Christchurch, but today we did it the other way. I took it slowly with plenty of stops, and was pleased to reach the top, where the view is magnificent.
On the way down we saw sheep and goats.
Stephen met us in Lyttelton, having stopped for a beer at a bar with an unfortunate sign.
“My readers may well recognise
I’m not used to such exercise.”