Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Port Underwood Sounds

Port Underwood Sounds

My World for this week.
Be sure to check out other wonderful places in this beautiful world of ours.
The small group of houses at Hakahaka bay, mainly holiday homes.
Pretty veiw from the top of Hakahaka Hill, pretty much a mountain! The tiny island just visible in the top centre is where the Treaty of Waitangi was signed for the top of the South Island way back in the 1880's, as far as I know noone lives on the island any more but in days gone by there was a Maori Pa there, and in several other places within these safe waters..
Another veiw of Port Underwood showing some of the forestry, Radiata Pine plantations, and the island where the Treaty was signed, the sea is so blue because the water is very deep, its a great natural deep water port, but because it is so isolated it is not used a lot. There is a good wharf at the Port used mainly by fishing boats. Great fishing in this area.A very poor blurry view of Port Underwood town such as it is, there are no shops or businesses, from the wharf, showing lots of moored boats, very few people actually live here the population is decidedly seasonal!
The road going over the hill is a very long narrow windy steep alternative road to Blenheim, not used greatly.

14 comments:

J Bar said...

Beautiful landscapes.
That's really beautiful.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Island Style said...

These are beautiful shots..I visited your other blogs and me thinks your puddy tat is charming! Thanks for stopping by-

Regina said...

Great shots.. wow...
thanks for dropping by.

Tricia said...

Beautiful place & waters! I don't think I'd ever get any work done living there, because I'd be engrossed in the ocean all day, everyday! You sure live in a beautiful place!

Erin said...

your world is so beautiful and so inviting. thanks for sharing it with us.

Lisa Wilson said...

Wow! Those are some beautiful photos!

Dr.John said...

You live in the midst of such beauty.

cieldequimper said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog! THese are gorgeous photos, just like I imagine it "down under"!

merike said...

Nice to look at you beautiful shots of my dream country.. Wonder if I'll ever get to pay you a visit. With all these pandemias going on in the world we will soon have to stop flying:-))) Have a beautiful wekend (in Finland this day is an evening of celebrating the spring. The students stay up all night, in the morning they gather in a park to sing traditional Vappu songs, songs about spring, having a picnic and drinking a lot. With students is meant all who passed the matriculation, particularly University people young and old. And of course the first of May is a trad day of the "workers". But there are no marching anymore as used to be the case before our eastern neighbour collapsed.

roughterrain crane said...

Nice photos!!

Nessa said...

Spectacular views.

Russ said...

I so want to travel to NZ! Looks beautiful!

Russ

Pam said...

Oh what a wonderful place to live. These photos are amazing!
Your blog is delightful, Glennis

CTG Ponies said...

That looks heavenly, especially since we haven't seen the sun in days. Lots of rain and mud here.