Milford Sound

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One of the most amazing trips I’ve been lucky enough to go on was to New Zealand over Christmas and New Year in 2013/14.  Towards the end of our trip we went on a boat trip on Milford Sound.  We had great weather on the first day, kayaking and swimming from the boat.  Taking pictures of the waterfalls that cascade down the sides of the fjords.  The next morning we woke up to mist and rain and fog.  A totally different experience.

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Christchurch Cardboard Cathedral

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Taken in Christchurch New Zealand in 2013, this the roof of the Cardboard Cathedral, constructed of cardboard tubes after the massive earthquake in 2011.  Hoping that is survived the recent quakes.

From Roy’s Peak, Wanaka

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In 2013 we travelled to New Zealand for the first (and, so far, only) time.  The North island was fantastic, but I fell in love with the South Island.  I took this shot in the five minutes I had on the top of Roy’s Peak where a helicopter had landed whilst the pilot let us have a quick look round.  I ran around like a headless chicken, camera and tripod on my shoulder looking to capture as many views as possible.  I think this is my favourite.  I hope you like it.

Milford Sound

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Down the west coast of the south island in New Zealand is the most amazing ffords.  Glacial valleys carved by the path of massive glaciers and now flooded by the sea.  The cliffs rise vertically about 1,500 metres from the sea level.  It is one of the most amazing places I’ve ever visited.  We stayed on a boat overnight and was treated to one day of the most wonderfully warm weather and woke the next morning to heavy rain, storm force winds and mist that meant you could barely see the mountainous cliff just a couple of hundred yards away.  This shot was taken at sunset on day one – still, calm, and hardly any clue to the weather that awaited us the next day.