Entrance to Te Rau Aroha Marae, Bluff. The marae is the social centre of Maori communities. Southland, New Zealand

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Solid As A Rock

We saw this amazing schist fence post with holes drilled for the wires, about ten years ago when driving through Macraes in East Otago - same general area where we found Butter and Egg Road. Otago is a fascinating region to drive around in - I could be on the road for months and not... Continue Reading →

Goodbye Junction Cafe

A favourite cafe of mine in Gore is closing on Saturday and I'll miss it. The only cafe in town that's on first floor level, it has great views onto the street and I like to buy chocolate lamingtons there. The staff had just got used to how I like my lamington - straight from... Continue Reading →

Directions at Bluff

Ever since Candice at This Made Me Smile Today posted a bison weather vane I've been hankering to contribute my own weather vane to Weather Vane Wednesday. My problem was to find a weather vane! When we were at the port town of Bluff on Sunday I looked up at the art deco Foveaux Hotel... 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 →

Blossom and Me. We were walking into Gore on 01 October when Nigel paused to photo this blossom that now has company in the form of new leaves

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 →

Magical Moa

Moa Flat is a picturesque rural farming area in West Otago, between Gore and Central Otago. Sometimes we choose to take this relatively minor route because of its beauty. A local farming couple commissioned an artist to create a moa sculpture for a roadside portion of their property. Its a fantastic icon for Moa Flat.... 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

Espaliered tree in spring bloom, apple tree I think. Photo taken from the street. For Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Things People Grow. Gore, Southland, New Zealand. 05 Oct 2018

Terrific Tulips

Couldn't take my eyes off these tulips when we were in Gore Public Gardens on 01 October 2018. Their bright golden flowers are showstoppers! Fortunately Nigel took some photos - his show the golden yellow of the blooms. I couldn't imagine a brighter yellow! I ditched my photos as they didn't capture the true colour.... Continue Reading →

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