Back to Base at Bannockburn

After my adventures in rabbit-land I was keen to get back to the village. I found myself up against a locked gate and was obliged to clamber over a rail fence. A few steps more and I saw this brightly coloured and appropriately themed utility box. I was quite tired at this point and reluctant... Continue Reading →

STONE BUILDING – you don’t say!

The helpful plaque on the front door of this building had an inscription in capital letters - 'STONE BUILDING'. Wow! Like, there's stone buildings and stone walls everywhere in Clyde! But anyway, it made me smile. Clyde, Central Otago, New Zealand. This street was our route home to our accommodation from the town centre so... Continue Reading →

Street Appeal in Clyde

Strolling streets in Clyde on a warm autumn evening was a treat! Here are some things that captured our interest while wandering aimlessly in the town centre. Clyde, Central Otago, New Zealand. Easter; Good Friday evening, 30 March 2018 View looking back up the main street. We however were heading in the opposite direction. Photo... Continue Reading →

Shotover Showtime, Queenstown

The Old Shotover Bridge, Lower Shotover, Queenstown. With anticipation I climbed up to the level of the bridge deck. The scenery is lovely and autumn colours were already underway. I walked a short way along the bridge and took the first photo below, looking toward the Queenstown side. Later I took the second photo -... Continue Reading →

Shotover River Bridge(s), Queenstown

In my last post I looked at the modern Shotover Bridge that's used by traffic travelling between Central Otago and Queenstown, and has been since 1975. Then I walked upstream to find the old Shotover Bridge which has been restored and is now used by pedestrians and cyclists. I was looking forward to seeing it... Continue Reading →

Out in the Countryside

After leaving Tapanui on Sunday afternoon we drove out into the country and decided to head for the small village of Waikaka. We explored up a gravel road named Bushy Park Road and I took this roadside photo of a hawthorn with red berries, there's also a lovely view down over the plains. Photos taken... Continue Reading →

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