Sunday, June 29, 2014

This country: #1

I'd like to share some of the beauty of this country with you. 

My country is small and new, wild in parts, and relatively sparsely populated. There are problems here as there are everywhere, but there are also stunning vistas and wild shores, grasslands stretching forever, ragged mountains and captivating animals and plants.

This photo is the work of New Zealander Trey Ratcliff.



It shows a jetboat on the Shotover River, which is located in the Otago region of the South Island of New Zealand. The name correctly suggests that this 75 kilometre-long river is fast flowing, with numerous rapids. The river flows generally south from the Southern Alps on its journey running through the Skippers Canyon, before draining into the Kawarau River east of Queenstown.

8 comments:

  1. Very, very beautiful. And unspoilt. Long may it stay that way.

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  2. That looks like a lot of fun. Also, spectacular!
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    1. I love jetboating. And that part of the country is certainly spectacular!

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  3. What a way to see the world around you. I've always enjoyed seeing every photo of where you live, and what surrounds you there. Nice post. I'm hoping to see you here again soon, with another new theme for Carmi's TP!

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  4. That is an awesome shot. Love that bridge, is it wood?

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    1. No Max, it's concrete and steel. It was built in 1919 - awesome, isn't it? People bungy jump from it (not me, though!)

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