Copyright Lisa Sarsfield 2009I took the kids fishing (with the bait catcher) but the weather turned on us and the wind made the water far to choppu for the little bait catcher! After about half and hour we conceeded that it wasn’t the right conditions for it and went for a walk over the Matapihi Brige!


Hi all, I am back home…and hogging the couch as predicted. I did come home the same day but sitting upright at the computer is a wee bit taxing at the moment! Thankyou all for your warmth and well wishes. It is very much appreciated and  I hope to visit soon!


It’s hard to believe that the 2 sides of the bridge can look so different given a different vantage point ( I was standing on the bridge for the top photo) and a different cloud pattern which affected the light levels and reflection on the water.

Seconds after taking the top photo I heard a familiar sounding rumble…..TRAIN COMING! I was stoked although I wasn’t stupid enough to get any closer than this (at 3x zoom.)  I was further away than it looks b and there was quite a bit of room between the footpath and train tracks. It really did rumble and shake the bridge. Good thing I am not afraid of heights that move!

Here’s some more shots taken from the Matapahi Bridge. I loved the strong bold lines and the way they provided little windows of the world. My favorite image is the bottom right photo that shows the underside of the bridge.  The glass like water contrasts beautifullly with the strong pillars and steel structures. Man and nature meeting it seems without either damaging the other.


To see these photos at full size (albeit low resolution) just click the image:)