We visited the South Island a few years ago . Some pics from down south, and some from the North Island. These were taken with my Canon Ixus,I hope to visit these places again .
Morning fog on the farm, Otago, not far from the snow photos the other day.
The Purakaunui Falls are a very popular spot for tourists and locals. A cascading multi-tier waterfall, on the Purakaunui River, in the Catlins. An iconic image, much photographed and visited by tourists and locals alike.
Nugget Point Lighthouse , built in 1870, and originally fuelled by oil. In 1949 this was replaced with an electric light, powered by a diesel generator, and later the system was replaced by a connection to the main grid, for electricity. In 1901, Walter Champion was the keeper, with his wife Alice. It was fully automated in 1989, and now is managed from a control room in Wellington.
South Otago Coastline, a cloudy hazy day.
Back to the North Island, a tarn on the way to Heritage Lodge, in the Ruahine Forest Park. The original hut burnt down, in 2005, and after a generous donation from the family of the late Alice Nash, ( who often visited the ranges in this area with her children ) ,and many hours of work from NZDA Manawatu branch members, a new hut was built, the “ Alice Nash Memorial Heritage Lodge” .
Further north, this was taken from the plane’s window, when I flew to Auckland in May, 2009. Mt Ngauruhoe, an active stratovolcano, in the Central Plateau. The lower mountain on the left is Mt Tongariro.
Closer to home, this dead tree stood tall, I wonder how many storms blew onto the once green leaves and branches.
Quotation of the day, from Albert Einstein.
“ Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions”
Greetings from Jean