Saturday was the Kaiapoi Christmas Carnival, this was the fourth time we have been to the carnival and the sun shone once more. I spent a lot of time at our photographic club stand showing our work and encouraging people to join us next year. I did manage to take quite a few photos, and despite the very harsh light was quite pleased with the results, better than last year at least which I guess means I have learnt something over the last year!
The carnival was well attended and it was great to see the community come together again after a very difficult year with two major and innumerable minor earthquakes. There were lots of stalls from the various local shops, art and craft stalls from out of town, clowns and entertainment for the kids as well.
This year’s parade route was very different from previous years with much of the town along the river damaged or demolished. Santa still managed to find his way around however, a very good day.