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Saturday, April 3, 2010

Scenic Sunday: Climbing Rangitito Island







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Blogging has transformed me, I no longer moan and groan when I go for an arduous trip. Instead I see it as a photo opportunity session.

Sam went for a four day Easter Camp, and the Water Engineer went to Rangitoto by a catamaran http://annkschin.blogspot.com/2010/04/sundaystills-easter.html and then for a 4 hour hike. It was difficult because we were climbing up a volcanic cone, and the volcanic rocks made the sole very painful and unsure footing.

But the reward is sweet. Rangitoto is a very young volcano, formed 600 years ago, (1400 AD). It literally means "Bloody sky" in Maori. This makes Rangitoto the last and largest volcano in the Auckland volcanic field.

20 comments:

Kirigalpoththa said...

Looks like a great place for hiking and camping!

EG Wow said...

What a fun place for an adventure...especially with your camera. :)

Ah Ngao said...

yeah,it seems fun and exhilarating trip.hey Ann,those earth that you're standing on looks very fertile .what do you think? - should be good for leafy vegetables and no need fertilizer.
younno,your replies about our ah yay & ah kung very interesting(i enjoyed reading them).have a nice weekend..

Eden said...

Looks like a beautiful place. And thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures.

Happy Easter

Ann said...

The black volcanic are hard rocks, so it is no good for gardening.

Spiderdama said...

Looks like a nice trip! And great shots

farmlady said...

This is my first time visiting your Blog. I love you photos and because I have never been to New Zealand, I find it so interesting to see what this country looks like.
Thanks for leaving me a message .
I will return...

cat said...

Such a wonderful place to go hiking:) Nice pictures!

RNSANE said...

You certainly are energetic...at 65, and using a walker, I could no longer do this. I love New Zealand, though, and have been there on a cruise many years ago.

That looks like the red clay of my youth in Georgia!

佩璇佩璇 said...

good~ keep sharing with us, please....I will waiting your up date everyday!! Have a nice day........................................

慧君慧君 said...

從人生中拿走友誼,猶如從生活中移走陽光........................................

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I understand how you feel when you say that hiking is better now that you are taking pictures. That helps me also...

Looks like a great hike, Ann. Thanks for taking us along.
Hugs,
Betsy

Rajesh said...

Beautiful and very scenic.

Gena D said...

Lovely scenes!!

thanks for stopping by!
Gena @ Thinking Aloud

Gattina said...

It looks like a jungle ! I feel the same as you, blogging has changed me. I go out now and discover things just to be able to take pictures. I would never have seen so many events and things in my country without blogging ! I even went to the Easter Egg hunting yesterday when we had a lousy weather, 5 °C, wet and grey !

rainfield61 said...

I am fascinated by your valcano. Can't imagine to walk by while the valcano is erupting.

maiaT said...

Good for you, from one hike to another volcano, while taking these beautiful pictures.
I think, photography, taking photos for my blog is what changed me. I had never observed a reflection in a puddle before and neither would I, if I were blogging about literature. Don't you think?

Johnny Nutcase said...

what a fun hike! Looks like a neat place, hope you had fun. Enjoyed the photos and post!

Carver said...

What a wonderful place for a hike and your photographs give a great overview of the area. Thanks for visiting my blog and to answer your question, I think the robin looks thin because of the angle I shot it at.

George said...

This does look like a strenuous hike, but I imagine that the scenery is breath-taking. Thanks for taking us along with you.