Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Back from NZ

I'm back from a wonderful two weeks in New Zealand.
It is such a shock to hear about the distressing earthquake at Christchurch just seven days after I was there. It was a beautiful, sunny day on my visit and there many tourists enjoying the sights. I was there on a watercolour painting holiday. Our group did paintings of one of the Cathedral doors on the afternoon of the 15th. The dreadfull aftermath of the earthquake is still unfolding and I send my best wishes to those who are suffering.

Here are just a few photos

The beach at Russell in the Bay of Islands

Mount Maunganui

Thermal activity at Wai-O-Tapu

Geothermal soup

Rotorua Museum

Exporting lumber and logs from Napier

Cathedral Square in Christchurch

The Worcester Street bridge over the Avon river in Christchurch

Low cloud in Fiordland

A good spot for photography

Milford Sound

Leaving the Sound before a two and a half days of steaming to Sydney.


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