3/15/16

south island scenery

These are some random photos of the beautiful South Island.




The photos below were taken by Hubby from the train from Picton to Christchurch.




The photo below was taken as we waited our turn to enter the Homer Tunnel. Many of the vans that are rented to tourists have strange things painted on them. The one with Homer Simpson happened to be parked outside the Homer Tunnel entrance. :)

The Homer Tunnel is an engineering marvel. In 1935, five men with picks, shovels and wheelbarrows began piercing the Darran Mountain Range, beginning the creation of a 1240 meter long tunnel. To read more, click here.



Inside the one-lane tunnel.

11 comments:

Tom said...

To say that this area is beautiful is quite the understatement! Thanks for sharing.

Linda W. said...

Lovely coastline and rugged cliffs!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your mountains remind me of the ones ewe have here in Colorado, USA< but minus the ocean!

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! Nice captures. Your photos are very beautiful. I hope your national flag will be a nice for you.

Rhonda Albom said...

I love the south island. These photos are wonderful. Where was the second one taken. It's my favorite - although they are all lovely.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

"Random" maybe, but very interesting and attractive shots. I wouldn't trust any tunnel that Homer Simpson had a hand in building!

facile et beau - Gusta said...

lovely landscape.

John said...

Pretty views - are you always on the road?

Sharon said...

I love the green land going right down to the water. We are in a drought and there's not a lot of green here. The tunnel is awesome!

Lisa Kerner said...

Oh how I miss the smell of salty sea air, your top photos brought that right back to me. LOL, that van is awesome. And now you have given me something to look for when we drive through a tunnel. That shot is very neat, it looks like The Northern Lights.

Lisa @ LTTL

Bildmagi said...

Nice pictures if the landscape