As promised here are the first of the photographs taken by my talented friend, Des Clegg. He has recently returned from a trip to the South Island. Most of our population live in the North Island, and although both are diverse in landscape, the South Island is filled with fjords, mountainous snow peaks and world famous walks. It is dotted with small settlements, spectacular towns and cities and has a backbone of mountains running down its centre. The South has recently hit the headlines with Christchurch’s destructive earthquake, and as the location for several high profile movies.
We in the North boast a milder climate, long beaches, trout filled lakes and of course the geothermal area of Rotorua.
The first photograph captures my daughter enjoying a North Island beach on one of her horses.
Enjoy the weekend wherever you are. Enjoy these glimpses from down under, and make a visit to my facebook page where I update regularly. https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100006150378759
The Quilt, Unravelled a dramatic fiction set in beautiful New Zealand. 504 pages available on Kindle, Kindle Unlimited
Joanne Kyle has earned her degree. She has created a life with her artist fiancée and lives above a deserted beach. When everything falls apart she turns to the one friend she can rely on. But that friend has a problem of her own. It will throw them on to a road that no one wants to travel.
Paul Clarke lives on his family’s farm in high country New Zealand. He has a pretty wife, a loving family and a world created by deceit.
Tragedy brings Paul in to Joanne’s life and changes everything.
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