Back Country Otago

Central Otago back country is wonderful to explore, exhilarating to experience. Yesterday we drove to Roxburgh, crossed the hydro dam across the Clutha River, and continued on the east side of the river with the intention of looping back to town. But then we saw a side road heading off into what looked like interesting... Continue Reading →

Devils Bridge Wetland

I haven't quite finished Oamaru... although I've shared all my photos there's a lovely set taken by Nigel to share with y'all! On the Friday afternoon, 24 July, there came a time when Nigel finished his appointments and I suggested we go for a drive into the country - a random drive with no prior... Continue Reading →

En route to Alexandra

Iconic Hawkdun Range in the far distance as we approach Alexandra, Central Otago, New Zealand. Winter in NZ. Spectacular! Taken by Nigel Sat 11 July 2020.

The Apple Tree

The same roadside apple tree as in my last post, found on 08 June and a hillside view from the same spot. In rural country near Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand. First photo by me and the others by Nigel. Early winter now for us in NZ. Text by Liz, photos by Nigel and Liz;... Continue Reading →

These Hills of Gold

Driving back to Tapanui via Moa Flat yesterday we suddenly came upon these golden slopes, probably brassica flowers from a farm crop. Those are the Blue Mountains in the distance, behind Tapanui. West Otago, New Zealand. Nigel got a nice photo of the view so I've done a 1600px-wide image. Click on the photo to... Continue Reading →

Panorama Revealed

On our return from Dunedin on Sunday we got a bit adventurous and drove out to the south coast beyond Milton. We were driving this gravel road toward the ocean and as we climbed a rise we waited with anticipation. This is what we saw... The road to Chrystall's Beach, near Milton, South Otago, New... Continue Reading →

Very Swish Teasel

Returning home from my Central Otago birthday visit, we were intrigued to find teasels growing wild. Initially I saw a few at Earnscleugh and then Nigel spotted a patch near the highway on our way to Fruitlands. He pulled over and took photos. Fruitlands, Central Otago, New Zealand. 31 October 2019. Swish teasel, cropped from... Continue Reading →

The Blue Doors

Transition from open park area to the enclosed gardens at  The Orchard Garden Cafe and Function Centre  between Alexandra and Clyde, Central Otago, New Zealand. I've already shown a photo Nigel took of me through the Blue Doors, here's more context. We were there on my birthday 31 October 2019. All photos taken by Nigel... Continue Reading →

Hullabaloo: The Nevis

A spectacular hidden valley close to Bannockburn, yet isolated because of its difficult access, the Nevis Valley is the subject of this year's winter show. Wind your way up the Carrick Range to Duffers Saddle and imagine being in a wagon drawn by Clydesdale horses or bullocks, struggling up the mountain pass, 1000metres in 10... Continue Reading →

Umbrella Mountains from Moa Flat

These three photos were taken from Moa Flat, same location as the photos in my last post  Moa Flat in Winter. This time Nigel is facing west to the Umbrella Mountains. I asked him to take photos as the snow patterns on the slopes were lovely. Each photo shows the Umbrella Mountains, but further to... Continue Reading →

Moa Flat in Winter

We stopped here to get some snow photos as we went through Moa Flat yesterday, on our way to Central Otago.  Here we're high up, before descending to Ettrick and then heading through Roxburgh into Central. New Zealand. These first two photos taken by Nigel 07 Aug 2019. Click on either of these photos to... Continue Reading →

Remote Control

At the wave of his hand, Nigel controls the mountain scene and navigates the alpine panorama. For us this was a 'sideshow' to the exhibition we'd arrived to see at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery on 23 July 2019 - but fun! I had a go too 🙂
Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand

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