Music 121: The place where I live

A geography lesson! With impending house-moving (still looking) I thought a bit of music attempting to capture the place where I currently live would be nice.

This photograph is taken from the beach near Levin, my current place of abode. Looking south, hopefully the maps and picture below might put things into some context. The island is Kapiti Island, now a bird sanctuary for many of New Zealand’s endangered species. (New Zealand split off from the rest of the world before mammals were invented – so a huge number of the native birds are flightless).

Kapiti Island is the last peak of a gigantic mountain range that over millions of years has folded into the sea (the Tasman Sea). The Tasman Sea separates Australia from New Zealand and is referred to as “The Ditch”. For those with keener eyesight, the South Island can just be made out in the photo on the left of the horizon.

 

 

22 thoughts on “Music 121: The place where I live

        1. Bruce Goodman Post author

          There seem to be a number who get changed occasionally to Anonymous! There is one blogger whos site I’m banned from commenting – and it wasn’t the blogger who set it that way!

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  1. umashankar

    Geography was one of my favourite subjects, although I am my teacher didn’t quite enjoy the relationship we were thrust in by the circumstances. (I have been planning to write about it since ages.) I am glad to learn a new term today, ‘The Ditch’! Hope you find a great place to move your nest in.

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