Tandem Paragliding from Coronet Peak, Queenstown NZ - plain sailing!

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Geerten on March 8, 2011

very nice image, thought it might be a painting...

Ian Stehbens on March 10, 2011

I will back there in a month's time, Geerten, so I will see if the painting has changes colour! The tall poplars will be golden for a start, so if I can arrange for a golden paraglider to sail again, it will be a colourful 'painting".

By the way, some of your favourite country is completely flooded at the moment: the whole of the South West - the Channel Country - is under water. Bedourie had 350mm rain one day early this week! There are a few bogged tourists out there having to be airlifted out to safety. Bedourie is surrounded by hits dykes, like an egg in a frying pan. Bet you can't imagine Bedourie needing dykes!!

Thanks for your visit and kind comment.


ƤōƝƓ-not going to Vi… on March 10, 2011


Golden ☆ + LIKEd

I've also heard that NZ grasslands are also man-made, aren't they?

Ian Stehbens on March 10, 2011

Wouldn't you like to be launching out beneath a paraglider to go drifting over the valley, Ah-Pong?

New Zealand was generally clothed with native forests and scrubs from one end to the other, so most of the sheep grazing lands have been cleared and pasture species have been introduced. As it is for the dairy industry which depends on cultivation and improved pastures.

Thanks for the awards, my friend.


Barbara-LAKE- on March 12, 2011

very good picture

beyer99 on March 13, 2011

wonderful shot!!! !! LIKE !!! Best wishes a.beyer

Ian Stehbens on March 15, 2011

Hello Barbara. Thanks for your note of appreciation.


Ian (in New Zealand)

Ian Stehbens on March 15, 2011

Greetings a. beyer. I am delighted that you affirm this photograph. Regards from new Zealand.


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