Saturday, 2 April 2016

Travelling

Last Tuesday I flew to Christchurch for a meeting. It was the most beautiful flight - the weather was lovely, there was no wind and the views of the South Island as we headed south were just amazing. I hadn't realised just how mountainous much of the South Island is - no wonder it has fewer than a million people living in it!

Two mountain ranges visible in this photo with the alps a long way over in the background. The visible ones are the Seaward and Inland Kaikoura Ranges.

And the peninsula and isthmus that make up the town and area of Kaikoura. Back in 2001, David and I had a lovely walk from the motel we stayed at on the northern side, around the coast and then up over the hill and back down to the motel.
NZ is beautiful, but don't get it into your heads to all come here and live - there's not enough room!

1 comment:

Jaqueline Biggs said...

Gorge-eous pictures Marilyn. I must say David, the cowboy hat suits you! As soon as I saw the color of the water I knew a glacier was involved. teh Kenai river in Alaska is that same color--caused as you say by glaciation. We promise to live vicariously through the two of you, and not attempt to colonize NZ! Miss you both,
Jaq and Les xxx