Thursday, May 6, 2010

from the air

Yesterday I flew from Hokitika to Christchurch over the Southern Alps

Suddenly I could see a building perched on a ridge 
- and realised it was the Day Lodge at Craigeburn Valley Ski Area

Here is the accommodation at CV, nestled in the tree line.
We stayed here 2x nights last year.

Flying over the edge of Castle Hill Station, I could see Porters in the distance. The oval shape of orange amongst the brown landscape near the middle to top left of the image is the quarry on the Porters road, the road zigzags to the peak on the right, and Big Mama.

Finally, I flew from Christchurch back to Auckland, and we took a path close to Ruapehu

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