Lake Ianthe as the Sun Sets

lake ianthe sunset reflections

reflecting skies lake ianthe

Back on the Coast after being away for a couple of weeks and it is great to be home.  Heading down to Franz Josef to pick up the boys and en route we were blessed with a stunning sunset.

watching the sunset lake ianthe

sunset reflections lake ianthe

Timed to perfection as we passed Lake Ianthe with no wind to give the most fantastic reflections.

lake ianthe wharf and sunset reflections

Naturally we had to stop and the colours just kept on coming.

wharf reflections lake ianthe

Starting out with yellow as the sun went down and then to orange, pink and purple

firey skies lake ianthe

The conditions were pretty much perfect from the cloud formations, the stillness of the water and the silhouette of the native forest.

lake ianthe reflections native forest and wharf

and then it was over.  But even after it ended the reflections were still stunning.  Time to hit the road again – we have two doggies waiting for us and we are super keen to see them and get our fill of puppy love, snuggles and much missed smooches 🙂

Jan and Stephen run Breakers Boutique Accommodation on the Great Coast Road north of Greymouth.  They enjoy getting out and about and exploring the West Coast – named by Lonely Planet Best in Travel 2014 as one of the top 10 regions to visit in the world.



About coastingnz

Jan and Stephen live on the Punakaiki coastline, north of Greymouth on the West Coast, NZ and run Breakers Boutique Accommodation. They both enjoy the outdoors and are passionate about things to see and do on the West Coast and would like to share their experiences with you.
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10 Responses to Lake Ianthe as the Sun Sets

  1. Jane says:

    I tried googling synonyms for “stunning” as that seems to be the main word I think of when I look at your pictures. I wanted something equally as good but different so I don’t bore you! Breathtaking and sensational? How’s that? I love these. 🙂

    • coastingnz says:

      Jane I always look forward to your comments. Love your enthusiasm for Stephens photos and any way you describe them are great to us – thank you 🙂

  2. Buschbaer1 says:

    unique 🙂

  3. Fergus Gold Post says:

    great photo!

  4. Mama says:

    stunning photos as always of a stunning sunset..there is so much beauty around us ,if we just take the time to capture it…. and Stephen sure does that!

    • coastingnz says:

      he does at that – always takes us much longer to get anywhere than most people – but then we appreciate our surroundings and love sharing them 🙂

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