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Snow on the mountains

April 14, 2015


As you can see the polar blast has delivered, with our mountains getting a good coverage of snow. Even the Port Hills had a dusting of snow on them today. As you can imagine, it’s cold, too cold for April in my opinion. We still have six weeks left of Autumn, so winter can just go away for now, I like my sunny Autumnal days too much and am not ready for hat, gloves, scarf and thermals!


Looking over Heathcote Valley to the Port Hills


Looking over the estuary at Ferrymead at dusk


The day ended with a lovely sunset.



Spring has Sprung!

September 1, 2014


I went for a walk in the gardens / Hagley Park to take photos of the daffodils and noticed that my favourite blossom tree in the gardens is nearly in full bloom – making for a beautiful combination of blossom tree and daffodils. Spring is certainly here – though there is the lack of the very verdant green of mid-spring (things are still a little bare). Beautiful none-the-less.





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Victoria Square Bridge and Trees

June 9, 2013


Victoria Square by the bridge and the Avon river. It’s all looking quite pretty at the moment even though it is now technically winter.


Eye see you 🙂



The Town Hall and the Ferrier Fountain, looking a little sad.



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A Trip on the Christchurch Gondola

April 14, 2013


The Christchurch Gondola was closed for two years after the February 2011 earthquake. It re-opened recently, so today was a perfect day to venture up to the top. Apparently a lot of other people also decided today was a great day too – it was busy! But great to see this wonderful tourism attraction being so well patronised. It can’t have been easy getting it back up and running – just take a look at the boulders on the Summit road in the photos below.


Apparently, some cyclists are still using summit road – you can see there’s a little pathway cleared through the rocks. The road is obviously closed, and quite frankly I think anyone would have to be mad to cycle on it. Also, based on the view from the Gondola, you are taking your chances walking the Bridle Path track which is still closed – yet people are still walking it. I noticed the fence that was blocking the entrance to the pathway has been knocked over. I was a regular walker of it and miss this track, but I certainly won’t be taking my chances!

Got to say though, I felt perfectly safe in the Gondola. So much so that I’ve got myself an annual pass (at $45 bucks for a year it’s a steal) – so expect to see lots of photos from the top of the hills in the near future.


Ah what a view! Looking east towards New Brighton.


And now looking down over Lyttelton to the Banks Peninsula.


Oh how I love those hills.


Standing on my deck – what a wonderful view

November 2, 2012

What looks to be a Heron wading along the Heathcote River

I’m fortunate in having a wonderful view that looks over the Heathcote River, down into Heathcote Valley, over up to the Port Hills, west toward the city and even further west I can see our mountains. It’s an ever changing view, but when we get a warm wind blowing (our nor’wester) I can usually be guaranteed a lovely sunset view. Here’s what I could see from my deck tonight.

View of the ever shrinking city skyline

The skyline keeps changing on me due to all of the tall buildings that have had to come down.

Trees on the Port Hills

A wider shot of the trees on the Port Hills (just above Heathcote Valley)