Only thing that saddened me on such a wonderful trip amongst such beautiful scenery was the sight of Christchurch one year on from its earthquake. Largely forgotten by the world its centre still lies in ruins - the red zone - with its shops reinvented in shipping containers and almost daily quakes which we felt. The worst thing is reading through a book I bought there called 'Trapped' with the experiences of the survivors and those they lost littering its pages. Sobering reading. Makes me more aware than ever how we need to cherish each day and our loved ones all the more.