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 →

Flax flower heads and leaves. View across the harbour entrance to Tiwai Point aluminium smelter from Stirling Point. Bluff, Southland, New Zealand. Taken by Liz 13 Nov 2018

Ship Arrival per Nigel

Here's a selection from Nigel's photos, showing the "Luchow" entering Bluff Harbour from the sea. This post follows on from  Port of Call  where I featured the Luchow coming into view near Stirling Point and approaching the first channel marker. Bluff, Southland, New Zealand. Taken by Nigel 13 Nov 2018 (cropped for presentation - Liz)... Continue Reading →

Fishing boat leaving Bluff Harbour, taken from Stirling Point. Pride of Madeira flowers (Echium sp.) Southland, New Zealand. Taken by Liz 13 Nov 2018

Port of Call

At Bluff, Nigel and I are sitting in the car eating fish and chips - parked on a street up the hill to get a good view of the port and harbour. We see two tugboats moving toward the wharf area - both going in the same direction but one going bow-first and the other... Continue Reading →

Hunger is Not a Harbour

"I was leaving Amsterdam and moving back to Paris, having been in London before that, Paris even before that and years before Ireland so there was this questioning of why don’t I stay put, what was the attraction of the next step, had I really carved my footprint into where I was before looking out... 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 →

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

Greenhills near Bluff

Near Bluff there's a tiny settlement called Greenhills and we took a little detour there to drive the short distance to Colyers Island. The small island is in private ownership. You soon leave the Greenhills settlement behind and then find a rural beach area with harbour views and of course, Colyers Island. Photos taken by... Continue Reading →

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