AN ECLECTIC COLLECTION OF IDEAS OPINIONS AND INTERESTS
Sunday, February 14, 2016
_____________________ CRY THE BELOVED CITY _____________________
Christchurch, Canterbury, in the South Island of New Zealand is the city where I grew up. Today it was hit by a 5.7 earthquake. These photographs of Whitewash Head were taken from Sumner beach and seaward of the headland. The dust is from millions of tons of rocks that have fallen from this headland, a local landmark that I often walked around in the old Christchurch days.
The damage wasn't confined only to Whitewash head. In other parts of Christchurch newly repaired roads and water mains have been damaged and there has been a considerable amount of liquefaction.
Our thoughts and prayers are with those who have been enduring these quakes for the last five years or more. Like most New Zealanders, especially Cantaberians, I am wondering when all this will stop. I hope it's soon.