I recently spent a couple of days off and on, cleaning out my laptop of all my photos. Saving them onto an external HDD and just looking to see what I have sitting there doing nothing. While cleaning them out, I came across our walk to the Shipwreck at the Wairau Lagoons back in February 2011, while Steven was here. That shows you just how far behind I am and I doubt that I'll ever catch up now, unless I stop taking photos for several years. That's pretty unlikely to happen!
Blenheim has it's own shipwreck and it's very easy walking distance, and completely flat. So even with my sore ankle, it's doable. Well it was last year, I doubt I could do it at the moment. but to show you how easy it is, I've taken a few photos... Nice flat easy walking... The signs say it takes 3 hours return - but it's an easy 30-40 minutes to the shipwreck, so you don't need 3 hours for the walk.
Looking to the right over to the Mt Vernon cliffs. Notice the love Marlborough blue skies? We get that. Alot! Cloudless hot summers and although the 2011/12 summer wasn't that good, Autumn has been fantastic.
Here we are - From left to right - Debbie, Sheila, Carolyn and Steven. There's *always* one or two people that don't look at the camera isn't there?
Here's the first glimpse of the shipwreck. Seems to be floating in a field of grass!!
Looking back the way we came over to the Wither Hills..
The late afternoon sun threw our shadows onto the rusting hulk. The sun brought out the beautiful colours though...
I've grown to love this sight - the hills never look the same - every evening is totally different.
The area also has about 70 species of birds that breed there. There is also a large spoonbill population in the area.
I must go back again soon.