Feature photo: Sunrise on Sumner

Sunrise on Sumner Beach, Christchurch

About 15 minutes drive from Cathedral Square takes you to an awesome part of Christchurch; Sumner. Sumner has its own unique culture and it is a very laid back suburb, popular with surfers.

Early one morning, I got up before sunrise, filled a mug full of coffee and headed down to the beach to wait for the sun to come up. Many people mistake this image for a sunset but it’s actually the sun coming up from the East coast of NZ. I sat here on a New Year’s morning a few years ago to be one of the first to see the new year’s sun.

It’s quite humbling to think that the next “thing” out that way and to the South is Antarctica.

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