Wakapatu Cemetery

We found this cemetery yesterday while driving along the south coast. To get here we left the highway and took a gravel road to the coast. The cemetery is on a steep bluff, high above the sea. Immediately after the cemetery there was a closed gate across the road. There was no sign on the... Continue Reading →

Museum Garden, Southland NZ

New Zealand native garden featuring flaxes and grasses in the south coast town of Riverton, between the Museum and the estuary (the flaxes are starting to flower). Southland, New Zealand

TSS Earnslaw in Queenstown

I was fortunate to see the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw leaving Queenstown Bay for her trip to Walter Peak and a few hours later when we were at the Bath House Cafe I saw the Earnslaw steaming back to town again. When she left Queenstown she reversed out into open water from her berth staying... Continue Reading →

Bath House Cafe, Queenstown

When we were in Queenstown on Saturday 27 October we re-visited a cafe that we haven't been to for many years and it was so wonderful we returned again before leaving town. It was bright and comfortable, the food and coffees were delicious and it feels very special being right on the shore by Lake... Continue Reading →

Sgt Dan and Christmas

Sergeant Dan on the wall of the old porridge factory in Gore is all decked out for Christmas. Nigel and I were surprised on 22 Oct to find that Sergeant Dan is now sporting a Santa hat courtesy of the local radio station. For more info about Sgt Dan see my previous post  I Am... Continue Reading →

Pink and White Rhodo

On Friday, walking home from Gore, I came across this beautiful pink and white rhododendron on a private property. It was very close to the footpath and I took a series of photos for future reference. It appears to naturally grow as a low rounded mound. If you're familiar with this variety and know the... Continue Reading →

Colourful Clown

Today was Gore's annual rhododendron festival and Nigel and I wandered through this afternoon. Its held in the Gore Public Gardens and there was a range of stalls and quite a few people given the rainy weather we've had today. I noticed this colourful clown coming towards me and loved her amazing costume. Shadow the... Continue Reading →

Chocolate Cafe Mural

Mural detail inside Patagonia's chocolate and ice-cream cafe, Beach Street, Queenstown, New Zealand - their flagship store on the shore of Lake Wakatipu. Nigel took these yesterday, 27 Oct. *Click on the above photo to enlarge* The mural is on the wall behind the stairs that lead from the ground floor to the first floor... Continue Reading →

Which Way: Railway

There's a complex intersection between the main road through Gore and the old porridge factory. Its a large intersection with the railway running through the middle as well as a service lane that goes along the back of the shops. I paused to take some photos for a Which Way post. Taken by Liz 11... Continue Reading →

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