Beach, Boats, Bird

I took these photos when we visited Pilots Beach at Taiaroa Head, at the end of Otago Peninsula. Near Dunedin, New Zealand. Taken 10 / 10 / 2020. We'd popped down to the beach after visiting the Albatross Centre and Cafe. The first boat is probably one that does dredging in the harbour. The second... Continue Reading →

Little Penguins

We walked down the path to Pilots Beach when we visited Taiaroa Head, Otago Peninsula on Saturday 10 October, afternoon. There's an area for viewing little blue penguins. The penguins come ashore at dusk so we didn't see any. Over the summer about 200 arrive here in the evening. Near Dunedin, New Zealand Fyi the... Continue Reading →

Colour from Dunedin

Dunedin, New Zealand. A city we love to visit but we won't be doing that for a few weeks due to Covid-19 lockdown. The weather was lovely and sunny today and this evening Ali Clarke from Dunedin tweeted this beautiful evening photo. I have permission to share it with you here. Credit: Ali Clarke  @clarke_ali... Continue Reading →

Charmed By The Chain

Sunday we were off early to visit Dunedin and arrived wanting rest and refreshments. I remembered that the  Careys Bay Historic Hotel  (Victorian pub) had been done up and I'd read good things about it so we headed there. Just loved it! The kind bar manager allowed us in early - we enjoyed hot drinks... Continue Reading →

Wild Colour

Fellow WP blogger Anita has a fabulous blog at:  Anita's Images ... Make Life Beautiful.  Anita lives in Malta where she finds many photographic opportunities. Her blog-posts include plenty of colour and always lift my spirits but as you'd expect some are MORE colourful than others. Today her post was an adventure in colour with... Continue Reading →

Pea Sea, Port Chalmers

Had to share this with y'all courtesy of 'rob allan'  @allanrob9  on Twitter. Port Chalmers is this wonderful port town near Dunedin. The huge container hoists down at the harbour dominate the town. Main street has an eclectic mix of old buildings.. real interesting place. This older post of mine shows the  huge hoists loading... Continue Reading →

Bluffing

Here's a few photos Nigel took last weekend in Bluff, a little port town way down the south end of the South Island of New Zealand. The weather was really wintry and we spent most of the time hunkered down by the fire in our apartment. It was cold, rainy, and I heard hard hail... Continue Reading →

Macandrew Bay

There's a few shops at Macandrew Bay and we also found an old cemetery with the Macandrew name appearing on some plots. Having shown you the local community library and the tiny library I thought I'd share some other things we saw. This is the last Macandrew Bay post. Macandrew Bay is on the Otago... Continue Reading →

Community Library

Macandrew Bay is on the Otago Peninsula near Dunedin, New Zealand and we drove there on 18 January to check out a long-standing community library that's independent of the Dunedin City Library system. I'd seen some information about it on the Dunedin Library noticeboard and having read that it'd been established in 1878 I was... Continue Reading →

Dolphins near the Smelter

I want to quickly share an article I've read a few minutes ago about a pod of dolphins in the vicinity of Tiwai Point aluminium smelter near Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand. This article (01 Feb) from the The Southland Times has wonderful photos of dolphins in the vicinity of the smelter - I thought you... Continue Reading →

Bluff Wildflowers

Here are the beautiful flowers that we enjoyed on our visit to Stirling Point at Bluff on 13 Nov 2018. The tall spires are Pride of Madeira (Echium sp.) and the yellow flowers are yellow lupins. Photo 6 which includes a lot of flax also has South African flowers that we thought to be arctotis... Continue Reading →

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