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

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Goodbye Junction Cafe

A favourite cafe of mine in Gore is closing on Saturday and I'll miss it. The only cafe in town that's on first floor level, it has great views onto the street and I like to buy chocolate lamingtons there. The staff had just got used to how I like my lamington - straight from... Continue Reading →

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 →

Thistle Brand

This is the Thistle brand logo shown on the end wall of the Fleming’s Creamoata Mill complex in Gore, Southland, New Zealand viewed from Gorton Street. Thistle rolled oats and oatmeal were among the product lines produced in the mill. First photo by Nigel and second photo by Liz, both taken 15 September, 2018 Related... Continue Reading →

Sergeant Dan : Porridge Mill. Fleming’s Creamoata Mill complex, Gore, Southland, New Zealand. This mill produced the porridge I ate as a child. Now the premises of a stock food company. Liz, taken 01 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

Which Way: Close To Home

Which Way is a fascinating challenge at so many levels. It runs for a week from when it was posted on 27 September and my first entry was an alarmed door. Now I'm sharing a few photos of a street that's near where we live in Gore, Southland, New Zealand Close To Home When walking... Continue Reading →

Calm Before Storm

Today, Sunday in New Zealand, I invite you to visit our garden. You need to see it now before the storm arrives. We're to get four days of winter weather even though its officially spring. I hate that but its quite normal in New Zealand to suddenly go from one extreme to another. Actually, as... Continue Reading →

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 →

Beneath the Sea, the oysters rock gently in their beds. Photo taken by Nigel. Commercial building in the port town of Bluff, Southland, New Zealand. 01 Sept 2018. More to come. - Liz 🙂

Ship Window at the port town of Bluff, Southland, New Zealand (commercial building). Taken by Liz, 01 Sept 2018

Marine at Bluff

Marine regards the ocean, its rhythm and its rhyme, while maritime conducts its business, to be there just in time.* Part of some verse I found that explains the difference in meaning between marine and maritime. It suits this post because the photos show marine murals on old stores buildings of The New Zealand Shipping... Continue Reading →

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