Down By The River

Down by the Clutha River or Mata-Au, this post continues our exploration at Horseshoe Bend – I’ve already posted about the historic bridge. I took all my photos close to the river and bridge so these are they and I’ll put Nigel’s in a separate post. Horseshoe Bend is near Millers Flat, Central Otago, New Zealand. Photos taken yesterday.


Central Otago has a rocky landscape. We walked around this large rock on our way down to the bridge. Click on photo to enlarge.

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Native trees in flower at the riverside, probably kanuka or Kunzea ericoides. Click on photo to enlarge.

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I was interested in this ‘entrance’ under a large rock. Does something live here?

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The large rock, with lush fern growth. Click on photo to enlarge.

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The sound of rushing water was a constant and pleasant accompaniment when near the river. Here I’ve attempted to capture the swirling water patterns in my photo. Click on photo to enlarge.

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Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2020)

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  1. Hopefully no one shot their baby down there. That is a curious hole. In our neighborhood my guess would be woodchuck but others use these as well. Rocky landscapes are a nice change from wide open fields and meadows. In New England that would be an erratic left behind by a glacier.

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