Waimakariri River Arthurs Pass
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|Taken during a big storm, wind was blowing so hard that it literally ripped the door out of my hand when I opened it and blew my maps away. Although the photo looks B/W, it was taken in Color mode. |
From Wikipedia: The Waimakariri River is a river in Canterbury, in the South Island of New Zealand. It flows for 150 kilometres in a generally southeastward direction from the Southern Alps to the Pacific Ocean. The name means "cold waters" in Māori. The river rises on the eastern flanks of the Southern Alps, eight kilometres southwest of Arthur's Pass. For much of its upper reaches, the river is braided, with wide shingle beds. As the river approaches the Canterbury Plains, it passes through a belt of mountains, and is forced into a narrow canyon (the Waimakariri Gorge), before reverting to its braided form for its passage across the plains. It finally enters the Pacific north of Christchurch, near the town of Kaiapoi.
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- [2007-01-06 23:46]
What a dull dreary place this is on a day like this. So cold and wet!!
Good composition Merryl, you have captured NZ as it can be in a storm.