Finding the Light

When we were at Bluff on 13 Nov I wanted to take a look at the Stirling Point Lighthouse, one of the many navigation markers for ships. We parked where the tar-seal ends and then walked down the gravel no-exit lane to find the lighthouse. We've only seen it from a distance before. Southland, New... Continue Reading →

Bluff Tsunami Which Way

For much of the south coast, if you're near the sea then you're also in a Tsunami Hazard Zone. Freaky if you have the misfortune to experience an earthquake while you're there. When we were at Bluff on 13 Nov, specifically at Stirling Point, I saw this sign which I've never come across before. I... 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 →

Which Way: Bluff Wharf

When I was exploring the wharf area at Bluff on 07 October 2018, trying to get closer to the Matuku to get some photos, I found these interesting laneways and structures. I would have loved to have walked along the curved laneway but the cones made a clear statement - Not This Way! Posted for ... Continue Reading →

Entrance to Te Rau Aroha Marae, Bluff. The marae is the social centre of Maori communities. Southland, New Zealand

Directions at Bluff

Ever since Candice at This Made Me Smile Today posted a bison weather vane I've been hankering to contribute my own weather vane to Weather Vane Wednesday. My problem was to find a weather vane! When we were at the port town of Bluff on Sunday I looked up at the art deco Foveaux Hotel... Continue Reading →

Two Boats at Bluff

On Sunday when we were at Bluff I found these two boats at the wharf, near the ship Matuku (part of which you can see in the background at the far left). I just liked them; one red-and-white and the other blue-and-white. I also liked the water between them with weedy ropes under the surface.... Continue Reading →

White on Black

When we visited Bluff on Sunday afternoon I was excited to find a large ship in port, and the icing on the cake was that we found it to be a New Zealand ship named Matuku featuring a large white silver fern icon on a black background. South Port, Bluff, Southland, New Zealand. Photos taken... Continue Reading →

Bluff, Southland, New Zealand. We parked here to have our fish and chips. More photos to come of the marina and the far ship. Liz, 07 Oct 2018

Main street of Bluff, port town way down the bottom of the South Island of New Zealand. Taken by Liz, 01 September 2018

Oysters Rock!

Bluff oysters are dredged by Bluff's oyster fleet from Foveaux Strait in March to early August (autumn and winter). The start of the oyster season is a big deal and oysters are harvested and distributed throughout the country very speedily. At the end of May, Bluff hosts the Bluff Oyster and Food Festival with the... Continue Reading →

Create a website or blog at WordPress.com

Up ↑