Moa Footprints On Display

In March this year a farm worker taking dogs for a swim, found moa footprints under the water of the Kyeburn River in Central Otago. For the record, his name is Michael Johnston. We owe him big time for being so observant and ensuring that his find was properly investigated by those with the knowledge… Continue Reading →

Umbrella Mountains from Moa Flat

These three photos were taken from Moa Flat, same location as the photos in my last post  Moa Flat in Winter. This time Nigel is facing west to the Umbrella Mountains. I asked him to take photos as the snow patterns on the slopes were lovely. Each photo shows the Umbrella Mountains, but further to… Continue Reading →

Moa Flat in Winter

We stopped here to get some snow photos as we went through Moa Flat yesterday, on our way to Central Otago.  Here we’re high up, before descending to Ettrick and then heading through Roxburgh into Central. New Zealand. These first two photos taken by Nigel 07 Aug 2019. Click on either of these photos to… Continue Reading →

Footprints of a Moa

Moa footprints, Kye Burn River, Central Otago, NZ. See my post Moa Footprints Discovery for info. Image credit: Kane Fleury, Otago Museum Collection. © Otago Museum

Moa Footprints Discovery

Seven moa footprints have been found in Central Otago! Each footprint is about 30 cm long and 30 cm wide. This is an internationally significant find and the first reported physical prints from the South Island (pathways have been observed in the South Island but they haven’t been preserved or photographed). A resident of Kye… Continue Reading →

Which Way: Moa Flat

For: Which Way Photo Challenge January 10, 2019 This is where we stopped to look at the roadside plants on our way home to Gore from a day trip to Roxburgh in Central Otago, New Zealand. In the top photo the road leads south to our home in Gore. In the bottom photo you can… Continue Reading →

Magical Moa

Moa Flat is a picturesque rural farming area in West Otago, between Gore and Central Otago. Sometimes we choose to take this relatively minor route because of its beauty. A local farming couple commissioned an artist to create a moa sculpture for a roadside portion of their property. Its a fantastic icon for Moa Flat…. Continue Reading →

Land of Opportunity

Yesterday afternoon we drove the Moa Flat route through to Roxburgh and I spotted this crowd of birds enjoying a banquet in a recently flooded cultivated field. We’ve had a lot of rain recently (whatever happened to summer?). Looking at the photos I could only see ducks and gulls in the mix. By the way,… Continue Reading →

The Trees of the Field

Yesterday (Sunday) was fabulously fine and we set out to enjoy the glorious winter afternoon. I asked Nigel to take us to Fruitlands in Central Otago, and to stop in Roxburgh for a late lunch. Here’s the early part of our trip. Click on any photo to enlarge. En route, we descended from Moa Flat… Continue Reading →

Pomahaka River, West Otago

This afternoon we took off for a drive to explore some back roads and eventually ended up at Waikaia for pizza at the pub. We went all over the place before getting there though. From home we went to Moa Flat, Wilden Settlement Road, Deepdell Road, Switzers Road, Winding Creek Road to Waikaia. And then… Continue Reading →

Lighting The Landscape

This lovely landscape caught my eye as we reached a T-intersection on our way to Ettrick via Moa Flat on Sunday. The scene itself is typically New Zealand – high country pasture being grazed – in this instance by cattle and sheep sharing the same paddock. As lovely as it is, this is scenery we… Continue Reading →

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