Central Plateau, North Island

Central Plateau, North Island
View from a friend's farm

Saturday, 5 August 2017

New Zealand, both North and South.

Recently our grandson was on a Field Trip to the Nelson Lakes and Golden Bay areas  near the top of the South Island. The students were doing this as part of their second year Science Degree at Victoria University.  He has very graciously given me the honour of posting some photos here.Thanks Josh,  these are just a few of them.

Farewell Spit, at the very top of the South Island.

Farewell Spit, South Island,New Zealand

Golden Bay area, South Island.

Golden Bay, South Island NZ.

Limestone Rock, Golden Bay area.

Limestone ,Golden Bay, South Island, NZ.

After a week in this area, they went to Lake Rotoiti, in the St Arnaud and Nelson Lakes National Park area, as the second part of the studies.

Nelson lakes area, South Island, NZ.Nelson Lakes, Swamp  before Glacial Moraine.

Mount Robert in the distance, Nelson Lakes area.

Mt Robert, Nelson Lakes, South Island, NZ

Lake Rotoiti, as I remember from way back in 1986, the most sand-flies ever  all lived there. They followed you everywhere, in huge swarms.Mt Robert is on the right hand side, under the vapour trail.

Lake Rotoiti, Mt Robert on RHS, under vapour trail.

Lake Rotoiti, South Island, NZ.St Arnaud  #3 Lake Rotoiti Josh Lee

Back to the North Island, views from above Wellington, looking south.

High above Wellington,proof that they both rode there.High above Wellington, Cook Straight way out to the right.

The swing bridge is near Makara Peak,where the wind turbines are.

Swing Bridge, Makara Peak, Wellington area, North Island,. NZ

And for map lovers like Louise.. Here is one for you,  Fundy Blue!!!

NZ map places and arrows

And, as  ( in my opinion)  this post should close with  some snow, here it is.

Mt Ngauruhoe, from the Desert Road.

Mt Ngauruhoe, from the Desert Road

Josh and Hugh, near the Desert Road, in 2004.

Josh & Hugh July 2004 #1

Quotation of the day,author unknown.

“There is always an island of opportunity

in whatever we do and wherever we go ”

Greetings from Jean


Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Beautiful country you live in! Your grandson's photos are wonderful.

Jim said...

How apt that quote is!
Thanks for the geography lesson, Jean and Josh!
Photos are amazing and I now have a better picture of your beautiful (including those sand flies!!) country.

Carol Mattingly said...

Absolutely gorgeous images Jean. Wow what snow from that photo from yesterday. Beautiful. Carol

somethingrosemade14@blogspot.com said...

Lovely post today, I enjoyed seeing all of the photos. Josh is a talented photographer. Thanks for also providing some of the ambience for the photos--Sandflies, they;re bites are the worse! Lucky you for living in such a beautiful country.

Allie-oops Designs said...

Beautiful pictures and scenery!!!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, New Zealand is a beautiful place. My hubby would love to visit New Zealand, it is on his wish list. I like the first view of the spit. Gorgeous view of the Mt. Ngauruhoe. Great shot of Hugh and Josh! Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Janet said...

Lovely! New Zealand looks like such a beautiful place. And it is great to see the map indicating where you live.

Kate said...

Those are lovely pictures. Lake Rotoiti looks like Lake Louise in Alberta, with the mountains coming down to the edge of the water.
What a great trip that must have been.

Jenny said...

There's no doubt about it - we are so lucky to live in such a beautiful country!!!

Mystic Quilter said...

Oh Jean, such beautiful views of the South Island, I lost my heart to (dare I say the Mainland??) when we came here from the UK in 1980 to Christchurch, many memories after seeing these photographs.
However, having said the above, the Central Plateau holds a special place in my heart also, we (Mum,Dad and I) lived here 1962/63 in Wanganui and I had a view of Ruapehu from my bedroom window but loved travelling the Desert Road and seeing all three. Thanks so much for posting these.

The Furry Gnome said...

Field trips are the best way to learn! Great pictures. And thanks for the map!

Julie Fukuda said...

I have never made it that far South. That is really fine scenery.

fromsophiesview said...

I have scoured the NZ maps wondering where you lived and now I know.
Fantastic photos and better understanding of your world.
Gees, sand flies are world wide, it seems!

Jenn Jilks said...

You live in a beautiful land! xx

Jenn Jilks said...

Such a different season from us!

UplayOnline said...

we are so lucky to live in such a beautiful country!!!

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Eggs In My Pocket said...

Nancy , what a lovely place! Such breath taking photos!

KB said...

Your country is gorgeous, and your grandson knows how to take good photos! Thanks for sharing!

Susan Heather said...

Wonderful photos.

Fundy Blue said...

I loved this post, Jean ~ especially the map! Sorry for the fact that I'm just finding it now. I've had quite a week! How wonderful that Josh has been exploring New Zealand as part of his studies. His field trip sounds fabulous! Please let him know that I enjoyed the photos he shared very much! Sending you a big hug!!!

Jenn Jilks said...

That water looks surprisingly warm!!!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

New Zealand looks so pretty it is the top of my list to visit one day.