One of our very favorite places from our trip to New Zealand was hard hit by this latest earthquake. Sumner is a beautiful seaside suburb of Christchurch. Half of it perches on a cliff overlooking the beach and the sea, the other half nestles along the beachfront. Sadly, the two halves are now a bit mixed together. The good news is that the owners of the house we stayed in are alive and well. The sad news is that the whole neighborhood has been evacuated, and many houses, like the19th century villa we stayed in are probably too damaged to stand.
There is a short article about our hosts and their house here.