Couldn’t help but share these views over the South Island from my flight home from Auckland yesterday. Despite the fact they are a little blurry, it is still SO fascinating looking down on the land that I normally drive through. Enjoy our crazy beautiful landscape.
Above: Looking over the Rakaia River weaving its way out of the southern alps across the Canterbury Plains to the sea.
The Rangitata River and Canterbury Plains. The Canterbury braided rivers are just beautiful fresh waterways but I love how; from the air they look like veins.
Lake Benmore in the Mackenzie Basin. One of a collection of the bluest lakes you will see in your life! I love the lighter blue flowing into it from the hydro canal which feeds from another lake. In my knowledge the blue comes from the minerals being washed off the glacier and mountains around Mt Cook. I might need to google that..
That perfect circle is green grass or crop that has been water by a centre pivot irrigation scheme. This entire Mackenzie Basin is very barren, but the introduction of these irrigators has changed the face of it. Amazing what men can do.
Lake Benmore again but more of the perfect centre pivot irriagtion circles….and my friends farm Buscot Station.
And nearly home. Looking across from the winding Clutha River to Tarras farming country and The Point where my cousins and Camilla live.