Which Way: Driving Home

On Sunday Nigel and I drove to Fortrose on the south coast for a lunchtime feed of whitebait fritters. We had a more leisurely drive on the way back and stopped at a few places so I could record some of the waypoints ๐Ÿ™‚

Taking these photos was inspired by the Which Way Photo Challenge


We’d barely left the cafe when I had Nigel pull over so that I could photo the big sign I’d seen as we approached Fortrose. From here its only a few hundred metres to the turn-off where the cafe is, you can see Toetoes Estuary on the right.

Waypoint 1

Which Way? In the case of Curio Bay its Either Way…

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Waypoint 2

Our next stop was Middleton Road and I’ve already blogged these photos.


Waypoint 3

I wanted to get photos here at Robinhood Road and Nigel helped out with some great shots. This road sign was taken by him…

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In the photo below Nigel is taking a picture of the mirror (there to assist drivers to see approaching traffic that they must give way to)

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He took a great shot…

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I couldn’t resist a selfie…

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Robinhood Rd is a no exit road, with a property for sale somewhere along it

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Its a gravel road, servicing farms and farming families

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Waypoint 4

Nigel got a shot of me walking down the road to photograph a country driveway. Its springtime so there’s sheep and lambs everywhere

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Its not unfamiliar. We visited the property years ago when it was up for sale

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Don’t you love these tussocks? Our Southland sub-species is much finer than the North Island tussock. That’s why it flows so beautifully, looks like its just been shampooed!

Below: same driveway. Native flax on the left, tussock on the right. In between you can see the RAPID number (Rural Address Property Identification)

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On the opposite side of the road is the turn-out for the rural postie to deliver mail to the letterbox

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Returning to the other side and slightly further up the hill, on the same property, are these wonderful old trees shaped by the strong winds that roar through

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See which way the wind blows!

Waypoint 5

Small country town of Wyndham. The arrows here leave you in no doubt that we drive on the left in New Zealand. I love the colourful display of tulips!

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As long as you’re to the left of the tulips, either way is quite ok!!!

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To see more of Wyndham, see my posts on the town of Wyndham


Other posts I’ve done for the Which Way Photo Challenge

Which Way Challenge: Doorย  :ย  featuring a photo of an alarmed door in Gore

Which Way: Close To Homeย  :ย  a blossom-filled street near our home in Gore


Text by Liz, Photos by Liz and Nigel; Exploring Colour (2018)

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