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This pancaking is simply rock that has formed on the sea floor (a few M years ago...) Then been uplifted at some point, then the weather & sea took it out on it.

Iron & concerete. Despite that the bridge did not last...

"Hey you, YES YOU, stop disterbing my sleep!! Yer I know its drizzling... it's the 'coast, what do you expect...? Let me go back to sleep"

OMG!!! It's not raining there... Been across that bridge about 8 or 9 times, only once, in mid summer, it was not comming down cats & dogs. Last time was 3 days before 2000 - it was pouring down that day!!! My boys (adults now) got out to walk to the bridge or a bit before the bridge, to look down at the Haast River roaring downstream.

...straight into the drink.

Lupin. Like thisles, gorse & a few others, came to NZ as stuffing in matresses, pillows etc from Scotland. A few herbs too... Good stuff the herbs!

...can't ski... not a place for me!!

Sure glad I was not a gold miner back in those days - Skippers was a big mining area, as was Arrowton & many other places. They still get gold in places... but thats commercially mined.

The Clutha River, Lake Wanaks to the left, Lake Hawea on the right side.

Submitted a location too, miro59.

Hi Peter, It is lovely to exchange few words with somebody who loves photography. I have stopped placing photos in panoramio or other websites. It is time consuming exorcise, internet relatively slow, size of photos got bigger....but we still travel and enjoy taking pictures. We live in NSW but originally we are from Poland where we spent most of our lives...but catching up!!! NZ is special for us because it was the first country we visited after leaving Poland and what a wonderful holidays we had..... Cheers Miro

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