Cape Egmont Lighthouse

New Zealand - Cape Egmont Lighthouse

Cape Egmont Lighthouse and Mount Taranaki
New Zealand

Cape Egmont1865 (relocated to this site in 1881). Active; focal plane 33 m (109 ft); white flash every 8 s. 20 m (65 ft) round cast iron tower with lantern and gallery, painted white; lantern roof is black. The original 1st order Fresnel lens, removed in 2000, is now displayed in a 2/3 replica of the lighthouse at Warea. Dave Young’s photo is at right, Mike Hollman has a fine 2009 photo, J.J. Brophy has a good photo, Mel Hodgkinson has another photo, Phillips has photos, and Bing has a satellite view. The Taranaki volcano stands behind the lighthouse in the Hollman and Brophy photos. Prefabricated in England by McLean, Simpson and Co., the lighthouse was first constructed on Mana Island near Wellington, but its light was confused with that of the Pencarrow Head Light. The tower was relocated to Cape Egmont in 1877, but was not activated there until 1881. A sibling of the Tiritiri Matangi Light, the lighthouse marks the southwesternmost point of North Island and the northwestern entrance to Cook Strait. Located at the end of Cape Road near Pungarehu. Site open, tower closed. Operator/site manager: Maritime New Zealand. ARLHS NZL-007; Admiralty K4088; NGA 4788. -The Lighthouse Directory

New Zealand - Cape Egmont Lighthouse from Germany

Top of the South

New Zealand - Top of South

Top of the South – New Zealand

From Farewell Spit to the fabulous beaches of Totaranui and Kaiteriteri through Motueka to Neslon and the Marbourough Sounds to Pictan and Blenheim there are many attractions to be discovered.

New Zealand - Top of South stamps

Tukituki River

New Zealand - Tukituki River

Tukituki River, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand
Rising high on the eastern slopes of the Ruahine Rinde, the slow-moving Tukituki River winds it way south-eastward through Central Hawke’s Bay to its outlet, near Napier.

New Zealand - Tukituki River stamps USA

Wanaka

New Zealand - Wanaka

Wanaka, New Zealand

New Zealand - Wanaka sent from Chinasent from China

Dalmatian and Lamb

New Zealand - Dalmatian and Lamb

Dalmatianand Lamb

New Zealand - Dalmatian and Lamb stamps

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Australia - As Far As the Eye Can See

 

A project to help restore the earthquake devastation of Christschurch, New Zealand

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Australia - As Far As the Eye Can See back

 

Australia - Penguin Knitting Book stamps

Mount Egmont/Mount Taranaki and Cape Egmont Lighthouse

New Zealand - Mount Egmont and Lighthouse

Mount Egmont/Mount Taranaki and Cape Egmont Lighthouse

Mount Egmont/Mount Taranaki is an active but quiescent volcano in the Taranaki region on the west coast of New Zealand’s North Island.  It has two official names under the alternative names polity of the New Zealand Geographic Board.
Cape Egmont Lighthouse:  Originally erected on Mana Island, it was moved to Cape Egmont in 1877.

Cape Egmont1865 (relocated to this site in 1881). Active; focal plane 33 m (109 ft); white flash every 8 s. 20 m (65 ft) round cast iron tower with lantern and gallery, painted white; lantern roof is black. The original 1st order Fresnel lens, removed in 2000, is now displayed in a 2/3 replica of the lighthouse at Warea. Dave Young’s photo is at right, Mike Hollman has a fine 2009 photo, J.J. Brophy has a good photo, Mel Hodgkinson has another photo, Phillips has photos, and Bing has a satellite view. The Taranaki volcano stands behind the lighthouse in the Hollman and Brophy photos. Prefabricated in England by McLean, Simpson and Co., the lighthouse was first constructed on Mana Island near Wellington, but its light was confused with that of the Pencarrow Head Light. The tower was relocated to Cape Egmont in 1877, but was not activated there until 1881. A sibling of the Tiritiri Matangi Light, the lighthouse marks the southwesternmost point of North Island and the northwestern entrance to Cook Strait. Located at the end of Cape Road near Pungarehu. Site open, tower closed. Operator/site manager: Maritime New Zealand. ARLHS NZL-007; Admiralty K4088; NGA 4788. -The Lighthouse Directory

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Map of New Zealand

Map of New Zealand

Map of the Wairarapa, New Zealand

Map of The Wairarapa,

New Zealand

Extending eastward from the Tararua Range to the Pacific Ocean and northward from Pallister Bay to a line extending from the Manawatu Gorge, the Wairarapa region was the first in the country in which sheep farming was undertaken on any great scale.

 

Merino Rams

Merino Rams

New Zealand

The Merino was the first sheep in New Zealand.  They are fine boned, active sheep with white faces and legs, all rams and some ewes are horned.  Merino sheep are found in the mountainous high country of the South Island of New Zealand.

If there was only one wool left in the world, this is the one I would want it to be!

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