Life gets ya down and you don’t always have the strength to bounce back. You know that feeling? We’re both in recovery from a bad flu we got a couple of weeks ago. As I began to get well I’d look at photos but there was no spark, no strength for thinking and writing. Blogger’s block.
Photo taken by Nigel at Casafuego, Balclutha
It’s the middle of winter here in New Zealand which doesn’t help. Once we’d both improved a bit I had this idea to stay a night in Balclutha. A motel unit there has a wet-floor shower and a spa bath. Luxury. (Compared to home where we have a tiny bathroom and low water-pressure).
The motel sign above shows the highway heading toward the iconic bridge that crosses the Clutha River. The highway then carries on to Dunedin, with a few towns in between.
Before heading back home we visited a new Mexican cafe/restaurant that both of us really like called Casafuego (literally “fire house” in Spanish). It’s in a building that used to be a fire station. The food’s great and the interior decor is marvellous. The first photo in this post, the pretty skeleton girl, was taken in Casafuego by Nigel.
A side room has some new decorations since our last visit. These two photos inspired this post’s title. Both taken by Liz.
HOLDING ON …
HOLDING ON …
Near our table I spotted this fabulous hose reel clock, perfect choice for an old fire station!
— all photos taken a week ago on Monday 08 July 2019
Text by Liz, first photo by Nigel and the rest by Liz; Exploring Colour (2019)