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April 7, 2013

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Braided River Treat

My son Luke was recently a good neighbour to the man living next door to the holiday house we had rented in Lake Tekapo (he had offered to help dig a hole that the man was digging in his garden).  The man was so taken by this offer, that he offered Luke a free flight around the Southern Alps the next day.  So the next day, we went for a flight …!  Before we got to the mountains, we passed over one of the spectacular braided rivers that are found in New Zealand.  From what I understand, many people have not seen a braided river, so I thought I would simply attach a few photos to give you a glimpse of one from the air.

This is the Godley River which feeds into Lake Tekapo

This is the Godley River which feeds into Lake Tekapo

I also thought it would be a good idead to attach a close up view, so you can better see the detail of this braided river.  The colour of the river is natural, and is typical of glacier melt … I believe it’s how the silica particles in the water reflect the light.

A close up view of the braided Godley River.

A close up view of the braided Godley River.

Given the circumstances, I thought I should also add a photo of Luke standing in front of the plane that we went up in.  It was a perfect day for a flight, without any clouds to speak of.

Luke in front of the plane

Luke in front of the plane

Dad’s Recommendation:

Teach your kids to be a good neighbour … and don’t turn down free flights when they’re on offer.

 

 

3 Comments Post a comment
  1. Irelle White
    Apr 22 2013

    Some good photography Warren. The river looks incredible doesn’t it.

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  2. Sally Swift
    Apr 9 2013

    Didn’t you tell me that if you went out again that the ‘braids’ would look completely different. That they constantly change channels.
    That photo has an ‘out of the world’ look about it.
    maybe from Mars…

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  3. Sally Swift
    Apr 9 2013

    Love that Luke was a Good Neighbor all on his own. I would like to see more pictures…GOOD blog.

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