Moncks Bay lies on the main road that runs between the suburbs of Recliffs
and Sumner in the Avon Heathcote Estuary.
The Clouds above the Estuary are the Nor'west arch or Canterbury Arch, a
weather pattern particular to the east coast on New Zealand's south island
and is caused by weather systems moving over the southern Alps and over the
And unlike some of my other pictures this really was taken with my mobile :D
We've jut returned from New Zealand where we spent an exhausting 3
weeks with family and touring Canterbury, We backpacked across the
Banks Penisula, went Whale and Dolphin watching in Kaikoura adn Akaroa
respectively. We went quad biking and bathed in the Thermal Pools of
Hamner Springs, Partook in the TransAlpine train trip through the
southern alps a 9 hour round trip covering over 900km and viewed the
quake damage in Christchuch.
This is the first of many many photos I've taken while we were out there!
In the Avon Heathcote Estuary, Sumner NZ stands Rapanui Rock aka Shag
Rock, prior to the Feb 22nd 2011 quake it stood an impressive 11
metres above the sea at low tide now it is considerably smaller and
the far side if the stone lies a pile of rubble from where it fell.
A stroll through the forest of Cannock Chase
22nd Mar 2011, 23:18
Wasn't what I was expecting - where was the cape, blue tights and capital S?
Last week James and I passed the 5 year mark. He bought me a cup of tea in
bed and some beautiful roses :)
8th Mar 2011, 17:57