Water Blasting

Relics from the goldmining days are commonly on display in Otago and I never get tired of seeing them. The Otago Gold Rush began near Lawrence when Gabriel Read discovered gold at what came to be called Gabriel's Gully, in May 1861. In Lawrence on Saturday I found a fine sluice gun or monitor on... Continue Reading →

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A Good Kind Doctor

Dr Ebenezer Halley was only 25 years old when he arrived on the goldfields of Tuapeka. He was destined to virtually kill himself in the service of the people within the next 14 years. Dr Halley was educated in Manchester and London before emigrating to Australia in the late 1850s where he spent a year... Continue Reading →

Grid Coffee Roastery (2)

Grid Coffee Roastery and Espresso Bar is in Mornington, Dunedin (New Zealand) and located in a building that used to house the cable cars that ran to and from the city, from 1883 to 1957. This post continues  Grid Coffee Roastery. Photos taken during our visit May 29, 2019. Grid street frontage, cropped from a... Continue Reading →

Grid Coffee Roastery

Grid Coffee Roastery and Espresso Bar is in Mornington, Dunedin (New Zealand) and located in a building that used to house the cable cars that ran to and from the city, from 1883 to 1957. I provided background information in my previous post  Mornington, Dunedin.  What I should have said is that the photos in... Continue Reading →

Mornington, Dunedin

I'm setting the scene for a post I'll be doing soon, about a coffee roastery. Mornington is a steep climb from Dunedin Central and we regularly drive through here when going to or from Dunedin. Years ago a cable car service operated between Mornington and the city. Recently, long-held plans to re-establish the cable car... Continue Reading →

Silent Light

There's something in the experience of stillness, simplicity and silence that's a blessed balm in the busyness of business as usual. Contemplate for a moment the silence and beauty of this simple space. The play of light and shadow on the textured floor.

Touch of Gold

Willow bathed in late winter sunshine, Old Cromwell, Central Otago, New Zealand. Heritage precinct. Old cart and dredge bucket. Taken by Liz 08 Aug 2019.

What a Hullabaloo!

Yesterday I whiled away many happy hours in the Cromwell Heritage Precinct while Nigel was away in Queenstown. This area is an absolute gem with lovely cafes, art gallery, gift shop and much more. It's well away from the highway and offers a beautiful respite from the busyness of Central Otago. New Zealand. "When the... Continue Reading →

Our Addiction to Synthetic Polymers

"Powerful illustrated story on the Guardian, about all of the plastic waste ever generated and where it's gone... Meanwhile plastic production continues unabated and half of all the plastic made since 1950 was made in just the last 13 years." Tweeted by Scion* June 25, 2019. [Link to the story below] LINK:  to the illustrated... Continue Reading →

Waikaka Gold

On our way to Waikaka on Saturday we got a fairly close view of gold mining equipment parked in a paddock near the road. We've seen this from a distance months ago (perhaps part of a modern dredge). I got myself mired in much info while looking for a few facts to go with this... Continue Reading →

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