In Christchurch, New Zealand yesterday (15 July 2012), the warmest winter day ever in recorded history saw the maximum temperature reach +23C/73F : it was absolutely glorious.
Because of this, I went out the following day to Akaroa (Maori for “long harbour”), also known as the Banks Peninsula. I purchased a two-hour ride on a boat out into the harbour and into the Pacific. The clouds cleared; the skies were wide, clear, and blue; and the seas were relatively calm.
And there were Hector’s Dolphins to be seen, a pod of at least six.
And oh yes, I crushed the 40,000th exposure on my camera.
And if winter’s like this, I have nothing about which to complain, and for which I have every reason to be grateful.
This post first appeared as a status update on my Facebook Page, and now appears here on Fotoeins Fotopress (fotoeins.com).