Butchers Dam and lake on a perfect autumn day with clear blue sky and good reflections. Near to Alexandra in Central Otago. New Zealand. Flat Top Hill Conservation Area, dry land ecosystem.
Butchers Dam near Alexandra in Central Otago. Taken 30 April. New Zealand
Alligator in Central!
Alligator and turtle, Butchers Dam. Lol. Today in Central Otago. New Zealand
Paradise Shelducks, Autumn
Paradise Shelducks by Lake Dunstan. Central Otago, New Zealand. 23 April
Perhaps the remnant held a claim boundary peg back in the day. It was illegal to sluice away a peg. I was intrigued by the horizontal hole at the top through which I could see the blue sky. The two 'remnant' photos were taken by me. The photos of Blue Lake and eroded hillside slopes... Continue Reading →
Hill > Pit > Lake
On 07 Dec we drove to St Bathans, a gold town established in 1863. (1) The mud brick Vulcan Hotel is fab! (2) Pipes took water to the workings. (3) Blue Lake was originally 120m Kildare Hill which was mined to a 68m deep pit dubbed the 'glory hole'. Mining ceased in 1934 when the... Continue Reading →
Masonic Lodge, Cromwell
Cromwell Kilwinning Lodge No. 98. Founded in 1870 for the Freemasons of Cromwell, with the Lodge building constructed in 1900. Local stone, and sited on high ground adjoining 'Old Cromwell Town'. By Lake Dunstan - last pic - with view to Bannockburn. Central Otago, New Zealand. The sign reveals the Lodge was built by "Mr... Continue Reading →
Yesterday I walked from the highway to Old Cromwell. Along the way I found this public reserve, early afternoon in hot weather. The reserve is alongside Alpha Street and extends down to Lake Dunstan. I rested a while here and looked at a few things. Central Otago, New Zealand. 1) a glance behind me -... Continue Reading →
Out and About in Central Otago
We had a really enjoyable day in Central Otago for my birthday on 31 October 2021 (spring). These are a few of the photos we took, in various locations. New Zealand.
Sutton Salt Lake
Nigel visited this salt lake on 27 May 2021, I wasn't with him. The lake had no water. He told me he took the photo from the eastern shore of the lake with the view toward the west. This is on the eastern side of the Rock and Pillar Range and a little south of... Continue Reading →
Cabbage Tree Cheer
We're two-thirds of the way through Spring and our native cabbage trees are putting on a wonderful show, flowering profusely. Nigel was driving home yesterday and looked for somewhere to stop in order to get pictures. These were all taken from the one stop, a little north of Kingston and by Lake Wakatipu. New Zealand.... Continue Reading →
View from Roxburgh dam 16 Aug, final hydro dam on Clutha River. Central Otago, New Zealand