25 May 2010

Pohangina river at Ngamoko hut

Delightful walking on a warm summer's day when it's low; madness in winter when it's icy; lunacy if it's flooded

The Pohangina river below Ngamoko hut. The natural habitat of whio.

[9 March 2008; Canon 20D, 24–105 mm f4 L at 40 mm, ISO 100, 1/15 at f11]

All content © 2010 Pete McGregor


leonie.wise said...

my feet are so hot right now that i would love to leap right into that picture and cool my feet in the river

lovely colours

pohanginapete said...

Leonie, right now it'll look nothing like that. We've had a lot of rain over the last day or two, and the river's way up. Besides, it'll be icy :^(
Definitely best on a hot summer's day ;^)

Ruahines said...

Kia ora Pete,
What a great spot. I had a very intense couple of days their on my own, time which still seems vivid and I relish. Whio country indeed! I think Leonie would most definitely find that water a bit bracing currently, not to mention muddy and angry. Not a bad spot though to chuck another log in the wood stove and have a cuppa.

pohanginapete said...

Kia ora Robb. I'm looking forward to getting back there — soon, I trust.