Monday, 10 September 2018
Above is an old image of the Summit Road taken at least a decade ago - a reasonably wide carriageway, not entirely for the faint hearted in places but a grand and very scenic drive around the top of the old volcanic crater rim above Lyttelton and Christchurch.
Images below show one of the the most damaged sections post the 2011 earthquake which closed this section of road for some years and has only relatively recently re-opened to walkers and cyclists.
It would be quite an undertaking to open it to normal traffic again.
Part of the now closed section of road
Interesting (volcanic) geology revealed in this cut.
Below some of the damage to the roads guard rail caused by falling rocks
Tuesday, 4 September 2018
The Coleridge Power station Wikipedia New Zealands first power station in which the State was involved, first generating in 1914 and still contributing to our 80% renewables electricity supply.
Interesting in that it involve the partial diversion of the Wilberforce River which keeps the natural lake full.