SPEECHLESS SUNDAY: Rangitoto Island, New Zealand or... Lake Pend Oreille, Sandpoint, Idaho

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty-Schweitzer Mountain, Sandpoint, Idaho SP37235

New Zealand never received the brunt of the September 29th earthquake, as predicted, but they sure got a nice rainbow out of it.  The tsunami was triggered by a magnitude-8.0 earthquake, the world’s largest in two years, that struck south of Samoa. Waves reached at least 20 feet high in parts of American Samoa and swept more than a half mile inland.  This photo was taken by my daughter (a New Zealand resident) from Takapuna Beach outside of Auckland during the event.  That is Rangitoto Island several miles in the distance across the Pacific.  (The sea was up a few feet, but no giant surf).Rangitoto Isalnd

The photo below was also taken on September 29th, but in Sandpoint, Idaho.  That is Gold Hill, a few miles across Lake Pend Oreille viewed from my dock on Kootenai Bay.  If we had a rainbow, the visual would be almost the same.  It is a small world.

LAKE PEND OREILLE WITH GOLD HILL IN THE DISTANCE

By the way, it is still Saturday here in Idaho, but it is Sunday in New Zealand...hence...SPEECHLESS SUNDAY.

 

 

 

 

 

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Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado - Red Feather Lakes, CO
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It is a small world, both photos are quite beautiful, and I'm glad your daughter did not get caught in an earthquake... that's a little scary isn't it??!!

Oct 10, 2009 02:25 PM #3
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June Piper-Brandon
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Beautiful photos, and a great rainbow.  I wonder if there is a pot of gold at the end of that one?

Oct 10, 2009 02:26 PM #4
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Kent Anderson
Coldwell Banker Realty-Schweitzer Mountain, Sandpoint, Idaho - Sandpoint, ID
from Schweitzer to the Lake

Hey Bob - Thanks for stopping by.  It may be Saturday where you are, but it's Sunday on the other side of the world.

Oct 10, 2009 02:37 PM #5
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Carol Pease
JP & Associates Realtors - Bastrop, TX
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Still Saturday here in Texas.  What a beautiful rainbow.  Thanks for the picture.

Oct 10, 2009 03:28 PM #6
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Kent Anderson
Coldwell Banker Realty-Schweitzer Mountain, Sandpoint, Idaho - Sandpoint, ID
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Hi Loreena - If I remember correctly, you are from Hawaii, right? You'll end up on the water.
Oct 10, 2009 04:00 PM #7
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Kent Anderson
Coldwell Banker Realty-Schweitzer Mountain, Sandpoint, Idaho - Sandpoint, ID
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Hi Mary - Busy night for me...I'm answering from my iPhone. I was freaked when I heard a tsunami was headed to NZ. My daughter lives on the coast. As it turned out, the tides increased but nothing too dramatic. Thanks for checking in & have a great Sunday.
Oct 10, 2009 04:05 PM #8
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Kent Anderson
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June - No doubt there is gold at the end of that rainbow. NZ is a pretty special place.
Oct 10, 2009 04:08 PM #9
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Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
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Kent, how funny except for the rainbow they look alike! Must be hard with your daughter so far away, at least the internet makes the world a bit smaller. And a big relief your daughter is safe and sound. Thank you for the lovely photo!

Oct 10, 2009 11:09 PM #10
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Yvette Gardner
Keller Williams Realty, Spartanburg, SC - Spartanburg, SC

Love the rainbow!  Hope you made a wish:)

Oct 11, 2009 02:35 AM #11
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Terry Miller
Miller Homes Group - Tyler, TX
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Great photos. Have fun and stay warm. Have a great week and sell abunch..

Oct 11, 2009 03:46 AM #12
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Kent Anderson
Coldwell Banker Realty-Schweitzer Mountain, Sandpoint, Idaho - Sandpoint, ID
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Hey Andrea- The internet is a blessing when your loved ones are far away...especially with Skype.  We can watch our baby grand daughter grow and she even recognizes us.  Pretty cool. 

Oct 11, 2009 03:53 AM #13
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Tony & Darcy Cannon
Aubrey and Associates Realty - Layton, UT
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Kent, great photos!  It is amazing similarity!

Oct 11, 2009 03:53 AM #14
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Kent Anderson
Coldwell Banker Realty-Schweitzer Mountain, Sandpoint, Idaho - Sandpoint, ID
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Yvette & Dennis - Thanks for stopping by.  ...in this economy...I make wishes whether there is a rainbow or not.

Terry - Right back at you.  ...I'm trying to sell, trust me.

Oct 11, 2009 03:55 AM #15
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Kent Anderson
Coldwell Banker Realty-Schweitzer Mountain, Sandpoint, Idaho - Sandpoint, ID
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Good morning Tony & Darcy - Thanks for the visit!

Oct 11, 2009 04:00 AM #16
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Robert May
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I could have guess a thousand locations and not thought that was Idaho.  I love rainbow pics, even named one of my companies that.  Have a great Sunday.

Oct 11, 2009 07:33 AM #17
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Sheldon Neal
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....wow very nice shots Kent, that first with the rainbow is 'frame-worthy' !

Glad the earthquake wasnt quite as bad though, a little close for comfort....

Sheldon

Oct 11, 2009 07:42 AM #18
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Kent Anderson
Coldwell Banker Realty-Schweitzer Mountain, Sandpoint, Idaho - Sandpoint, ID
from Schweitzer to the Lake

Hi Robert - Sunday was great here in Sandpoint...a little cold, though.  It didn't stop me from slapping the tennis ball around for a couple hours, however.

Sheldon - Thanks for stopping by!  Yup, those 8.0 earthquakes can be a little pesky.

Oct 11, 2009 02:54 PM #19
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Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind
KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate - Tucson, AZ
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GOOD MORNING KENT!  Daughter and Daddy that share the same vision.  Nice!  - Gabrielle

Oct 12, 2009 01:28 AM #20
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Kent Anderson
Coldwell Banker Realty-Schweitzer Mountain, Sandpoint, Idaho - Sandpoint, ID
from Schweitzer to the Lake

Good Morning Gaby!  The bad news is that she is so far away (with a new baby girl and her her husband).  The good news...it is a pretty cool place to visit and they have summers off so they are here for an extended time each year.  (They own a great condo up at Schweitzer Mountain)

Oct 12, 2009 03:26 AM #21
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William James Walton Sr.
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Both are very beautiful pictures, Kent. The similarities are striking. Thanks for sharing those pictures with us all.

Oct 12, 2009 04:24 PM #22
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