Wednesday, April 13, 2011

watery wednesday: Rangitoto Channel.

Rangitoto Island is a volcanic island in the Hauraki Gulf near Auckland, New Zealand. The 5.5 km wide island is an iconic and widely visible landmark of Auckland with its distinctive symmetrical shield volcano cone rising 260 metres (850 ft) high over the Hauraki Gulf.[1][2] Rangitoto is the most recent and the largest (2311 hectares)[3] of the approximately 50 volcanoes of the Auckland Volcanic Field.[2] It is separated from the mainland of Auckland's North Shore by the Rangitoto Channel.

Rangitoto was formed by a series of eruptions between 600 and 700 years ago, and is our youngest volcano. The Maoris who saw the eruption call this Rangitoto 'Bloody Sky',


Hootin Anni said... water! Nothing prettier than a lake, a channel, an river, an ocean...your photo is prize winning!

My Watery Link, if you'd care to visit is here:
Have a glorious day!

The JR said...

Luv the shot. Looks like a beautiful place.

Ginny Hartzler said...

Such beautiful blues, with the mountain as a backdrop.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The boats are tiny white dots in that vast expanse of blue!


With water they say that the best
Is clearest when put to the test;
No sediment there
To cause wear and tear—
Pure water sure beats all the rest!

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