Friday, September 30, 2016

Fence with a view

I've been blogging so rarely there's nothing much to give up really but I'm going to take a blogging holiday all the same and retreat into my Growlery.  Isn't that a wonderful word?  Thanks to Monica for posting it on FB.  It describes my current disposition perfectly.

I'll try to find a fence a week to keep up with Teresa's Good Fences.

While I was in Taranaki I got the shot I've been chasing for ages.  The mountain can be clearly visible from the other side but by the time I get there it has a habit of clouding over.  This time, however, the mountain gods were with me.  


I'm told being able to get a lighthouse and a mountain backdrop without being on a boat or neck deep in water at a beach is something of a photographic rarity.
 


This is the Cape Egmont Lighthouse which marks the western-most point of the Taranaki coast. 

I find it interesting that it's a second hand lighthouse having done duty on Mana Island, north of Wellington before being dismantled and carried in sections to Cape Egmont.  It was built in London in the mid-1800s, shipped to New Zealand in 1865, then to its final place of duty in 1881.  


I'd still like to go back there and get a shot with cows in the foreground.

10 comments:

  1. Oh, that's quite a shot! To have a lighthouse and a mountain is something of a juxtaposition of opposites to me.

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  2. Sometimes we get the blogging blahs and it's hard to come up with posts.

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  3. that's a beautiful view!

    (and i like the 'growlery' word!)

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  4. Hello Pauline,

    Love that final photo, postcard perfect.

    Happy days.
    Bev.

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  5. Hello!:) Yes indeed! This surely must be a unique sight, having both lighthouse and mountain in the same place. Lovely views and fence photos.

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  6. Wow, I guess they are all fences with amazing, stunning views! bravo!

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  7. Well I've certainly never seen the combination before (lighthouse and mountain with snow on top!) Good luck with getting the cows in as well next time...
    Also wish you a good growl and hope that a short one will turn out to be enough! :)

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  8. Oh Wow Pauline. These are gorgeous.

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  9. What an astonishing journey for a lighthouse. One would have thought it would have been much easier to have built it in situ. The photos are, as always, beautiful.

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