Went up Port Hills again this morning but today I went alone to Mt. Vernon. I initially planned to go to Mt. Pleasant, but I started off a bit late, so I have to re-plan and find a different site. It was all too last minute, and I hate last minute things. Everything seems to go really bad when you you have to resort to last minute changes.
My first stop was near the telecom tower of Sugarloaf Reserve. There’s a small parking area, which I park my car. Took a few shots of Lyttleton harbour.
And walk across the road to take a picture of Christchurch in the early morning.
After taking a few shots, I went further by car to Rapaki Rock.
You can see the trail towards Rapaki Rock, I followed that trail until the base of the rock and find a position facing the Harbour. After securing a position and taken a few photos, the weather started to turn ugly. Remember the cloud formation I took earlier?, that was the front for a gale wind striking Christchurch. The speed might be more than 50km/h. Doesn’t sound so bad, but once you’re on top of the rocks, you’re pretty open. Even the tripod was shaking! I have to slowly find my way back down the rock to the safety of my car. This was one of the last shot I took before the wind strike.
It wasn’t the best of my outings. But I got to salvage some pictures from it. I plan to go there again soon.