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Saturday, 10 June 2006


Sometimes I just can't believe the choices we have in this small city. If I walk in one direction I reach the beach

and in the other the harbour.


a wandering woman writes said...

I strolled in here, unsuspecting ... poetry-thursdaying actually ... and I thought 'It can't be ... it's New Zealand' and this homesick kiwi became more homesick.

I'll read on but thanks for posting the pics ... they're delicious ... meanwhile, I'm living in Belgium, missing NZ

Patry Francis said...

I was in a bar in New Orleans a couple of years ago when I met a woman who recently returned from NZ. She had traveled extensively, but insisted that it was the most beautiful spot on earth. How fortunate you are there between your beach and your harbor.

Cynthia E. Bagley said...

What beautiful pictures. ;-)

Catherine said...

Would that beach be St Kilda or St Clair? And the harbour shot must be somewhere near Andersons Bay where my greatgrandparents are buried - or am I off the mark?
I knew someone in Colorado who was sad that she had to choose between mountains and sea - here in Christchurch it is fifteen minutes to the beach and less than two hours to the mountains (driving that is). That's why I like living in New Zealand

chiefbiscuit said...

a wandering woman - Now you just get yourself back here!! ;)

patry francis - I know it!

cyn - Thanks - taken the old-fshioned way

Catherine - You are right on the button - bullseye.
Yes, I like being close to both the mountains and the sea too - lucky we live in such a skinny country eh!!

Lynn said...

Hmm. My country is fat. Waaaa.

Deb R said...

Oooooh, look at all that lovely water! Those are beautiful photos.

chiefbiscuit said...

lynn - Never fear my dear - I suspect that where you live, both mountains and ocean are within reach ..;)

debr - Thank you I was pleased with how they turned out - the secret lies in picking the right day and the right time of day, I think ... but I'm no expert (she says, both hands up, palms turned outward) :)

Belle said...

Hi Chief B,

Wonderful pictures. Such beauty. Enjoy, treasure, and appreciate. I'm glad to be a small part of your world so far away.


chiefbiscuit said...

belle - You're so sweet - thanks - I just love that word appreciate - I was just thinking today how much I 'appreciate' my life! What is it they say about great minds? You and me kiddo! (And I do enjoy and treasure as well.)

January said...

You do have some amazing choices where you live. How grand!

Endment said...

How beautiful - What wonderful choices for a walk!
Photos are so inviting!

Clare said...

Gorgeous views Chiefbiscuit. Are they recent (i.e. wintry) photos? They look so peaceful.

Cailleach said...

What a beautiful country you live in, Chiefbiscuit! Almost (!) as beautiful as where I live in Ireland ;¬)

Thanks for dropping by mine and I'll add you to my links too.

Can't believe it's the other end of the world as well as the opposite season to me. Summer here is temporarily a scorcher - not what we're used to. I should get my finger out and take some pictures!

Take care!

chiefbiscuit said...

January - yes I feel lucky most of the time - except in summer when we tend to be moderate rather than terrifically summery

endment - Thank you - you are invited anytime!

Clare - Quite recently - autumnal rather than wintry. We havn't a digital camera so it's a slower process for us ...

cailleach - Thanks and welcome and yes! Ireland is just as beautiful I'm sure! You take care as well.

Anil said...

Is that a harbour, or some heaven on earth?


'how this all harbours light'