The promised and I am told much needed rain along with a cold dampness fills the air as I begin my morning walkabout.
Along Worcester Boulevard I head for Cambridge Terrace and Avon River. I follow Cambridge Terrace towards Antigua Street Boatsheds an important part of the river and city's history.
At Antigua Boatsheds the weather does not allow for morning punting. Not the same as in American Football but an authentic Edwardian punt ride along the Avon River (NZ$20).
I am starting to feel a chill as my “waterproof” clothing does not seem to be working as advertised. I enter Botanic Gardens and seek refuge at the Canterbury Museum.