Saturday, April 02, 2011

Today's flight from Kaikoura back to Wellington

I only planned a short stop in Kaikoura, and so spent a few minutes in the Wings Over Whales building. There were a couple of English tourists waiting for their whale watching flight, so I had a quick chat with them before heading back to the plane for the flight home.

Photos in this post start with the aircraft lined up on Kaikoura's runway 05 [yes, I put the camera away before taking off!] - this is noticeably narrower than Wellington... followed by some of the scenery I got to see flying north. I'm particularly pleased with the last photo which is looking south-west along the Kaikoura ranges [I took a quick detour inland for a few minutes to have a look].

The middle three photos were taken with the side window open, at around 5500 feet. Some of the hills had a little snow on them, so an open window made for a cold breeze!


QW said...

Excellent pics Rodney. Looks like the weather was good.

Rodney said...

Thanks QW. It was absolutely mint... around 20 knots on the ground at Kaikoura which made for a lump or two, but mint :-)



Allister said...

That last pic is very cool. Amazing contours in the land. Very stark. Shame about the haze in the distance.

Rodney said...

Hi Allister. Yeah, it's really interesting countryside. The haze is probably what can be seen in photos 2 and 4 - a low-level layer.



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