Sunday, November 15, 2009

Down By The River

These picture-perfect shots, believe it or not, are of the Kaiapoi River, just north of Christchurch. Who knew Kaiapoi could look so pretty? Originally called the Cam River, it is a tributary of the much bigger and much more famous Waimakariri River. In the old days it was used to ferry goods in and out of the region. Today it's still a popular spot for leisure fisherman, who are usually hoping to catch a fat trout. On the day I visited for these photographs, there were a number of whitebaiters huddled along the river banks, basking in the sun as they waited for the tiny delicacies to swim into their nets.

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