Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Governor's Bay

One of the places where we go often for a walk is Governor's Bay, a little town on the other side of the hills. We don't live far from Dyers Pass, a road over the hills. When you come down the hill on the other side you enter Governor's Bay. It is south of Lyttelton. Governor's Bay is one of the earliest settlements in New Zealand. It owes its name to Governor Sir George Grey. He welcomed the colonists in Lyttelton in 1850
One of the great things about living in Christchurch is that the winter has mostly clear days Eventhough it is cold it looks like a summerday and with all that beauty you can make nice pictures.
The jetty in Governers bay is so long because of the shallow waters at the end of the harbor and has recently needed to be lengthened because of the silt build up.
As you can see this boat doesn't get anywhere. That's how low the waterlevel is on this side.
While we walked alongside the water on the right side you saw several formations of this in the rocks. Natures art

37 comments:

  1. Marvelous post! Love the collage and the last shot is my favorite! What an interesting formation!

    Have a lovely week!
    Sylvia

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  2. enjoyed your beautiful captures in your world...and that rock formation was quite intriquing.

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  3. Beautiful seascape shots.
    Great the last one. Nature Art indeed!!!!

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  4. Marja that is a great post!! Love love love the last photo the most. That would make a great poster!!

    Missy

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  5. Oh your photos are all great.

    Winter here is the same as yours. Except for the chill in the air, you wouldn't think it's winter as the sun is up and the weather is clear.

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  6. Lovely clear days, beautiful views.

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  7. Marja: What a neat trip through the area of the bay. I love that rock fossile photo.

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  8. i thought that the rock formation was a coral or something

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  9. Water shortages sure have a long reach into our lives.

    I am always amazed by the range of landscapes in your part of the world. Your photos are always enticing.

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  10. Marja if you go here and look under templates it gives you some you can use that is where I found the one for my poetry blog

    http://www.infoservemedia.com/design/resources/backgrounds/

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  11. The one of Governers bay and the one after that of the mud bound sailboat are amazing. On some history documentary I saw spoke about how some ancient harbors that were used during Rome years and earlier are now miles from the sea due to silt building up.

    By chance were these pictures taken at low tide.

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  12. Wonderful photos! I love all the views of NZ! The last photo is just amazing!

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  13. Beautiful world, loved the scenic locations.

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  14. Christchurch is one of the most beautiful cities I've ever seen. Lovely shots of the water.

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  15. Lovely photos! It looks a really lovely place. And that rock formation is really strange - might it have been formed by water dripping and running around?

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  16. No, on second thoughts, not water, too sharp edges!

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  17. I have always wondered those boats with high tide changes and all. Nature rock art was so great.

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  18. The view from the Port Hills is amazing, The Alps and Christchurch on one side and then as you go over the hill and see the Bay in all it's splendour. Have only been there in summertime but hopefully I will visit one day in the winter. Thanks for sharing these photos, really took me back to earlier this year.

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  19. Loving the rock formations and the pics are wonderful. NZ is a place I really hope to visit.

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  20. I've always wanted to visit NZ. Thanks for allowing us a glimpse of your world. As with everyone else, love that rock art.

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  21. Beautiful scenery and the air is clear and great for photography as it is at our place, I have enjoyed our clear blue skies between the rain.

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  22. Hi Marja, I love your NZ photos! The last one is very peculiar and interesting. I have never seen anything like that. Is it a kind of fossil?
    Thanks for the visit! I had not seen the castle either. This was the first time. At X-mas the castle will be open to the public.

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  23. Beautiful shots! Thanks for visiting My Muskoka !

    My kids honeymooned on the Cook Isl., and I loved the photos of that part of the world. The flora and fauna are spectacular.

    I had a friend who took a sabatical and her family to your latitude. Just amazing place to live!

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  24. The last shot is fantastic.I have never seen something like this before.

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  25. That formation on the rocks are fantastic Marja, yes nature art is the best. Happy week, hugs/M

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  26. I love banks peninsula thats a great set of photos. My favourite is the jetty nicely framed.

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  27. Great collage and I love the photo of the rock formations. Looking forward to your visit :)

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  28. Beautiful photos Marja. Your section of the world intrigues me.... I see some similarities with this country.

    Winter light is so clear and sharp. More so than the haze of summer.

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  29. Awesome snaps..if you hadn't told i would have thought it was a hand made folk art...pretty one. Thank You for sharing.

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  30. Beautiful pics my friend.

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  31. A real scenic beauty. Thanks for sharing.
    My best wishes.

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  32. Wonderful photos Marja. Makes me homesick!
    You are right about the wonderful crisp clear winter days in Christchurch, they can be so magical.

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  33. fascinating marja!
    i love your shots, really great beauties.

    your so fortunate to be in that place.

    thanks for the trip few clicks away! :)

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  34. How awesome! Thanks for sharing!
    may god bless you ....

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  35. Kia Ora Marja

    It was a pleasure to read your place. Governor's Bay is a delightful place. I am in Ch Ch and really enjoying walking the hills.

    Take care.

    Bob

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  36. Love the photos! Love the rock formation the most.

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  37. What a superb blog!

    May I blogroll you?

    Suzan

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