We Can Do This, Again

Community transmission has raised its ugly head and New Zealand no longer enjoys Level 1 freedom. Auckland has gone to Level 3 and the rest of the country is now Level 2 - for the next 12 days anyway. I've seen absolute nonsense written about our situation here. Don't believe trash reports about our fascist... Continue Reading →

Waikaia on Saturday

We were in Waikaia on Saturday 13 June, a beautiful sunny winter's day although it was chilly outside of the car. I've already posted twice about Argyle Burn - the first photo was one I took near the burn, out front of a private property, a clear reference to the gold history of the area.... Continue Reading →

NZ-Irish Connections

We have a lot in common you know, New Zealand and the Irish. Each year the Skytower in Auckland is lit green for St Patricks Day and people dress green in honour of the occasion. We have a good many 'Irish Pubs' as well.. I've no idea how authentic they are but they get the... Continue Reading →

Christmas Decorations

A few photos I took when we called into Kink in the Road pub 08 Dec 2019 for a meal, because I enjoyed their Chrismas decorations. Just happy and cheerful! Happy Christmas to you all, I'm unsure if I'll be doing more posts before Christmas. Milton, South Otago, New Zealand. Super cute! All the tables... Continue Reading →

Charmed By The Chain

Sunday we were off early to visit Dunedin and arrived wanting rest and refreshments. I remembered that the  Careys Bay Historic Hotel  (Victorian pub) had been done up and I'd read good things about it so we headed there. Just loved it! The kind bar manager allowed us in early - we enjoyed hot drinks... Continue Reading →

Warm Welcome

When we visit Invercargill we tend to end up at Waxy's Irish Pub where there's a warm welcome, good food and relaxing atmosphere. It's a bonus if one of the round booths is available! Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand. Photos taken Saturday 14 September 2019. Irish map on the ceiling! I heard the sound of a... Continue Reading →

Dear Deer

Yesterday was a beautiful day, I wish more days in winter could be like yesterday! I suggested to Nigel that we take a drive to the country pub at Waikaka. We sat outside and ate burgers in the sunshine. I drank cider and Nigel had a beer. Waikaka, Southland / West Otago, New Zealand Shadowy... Continue Reading →

Pub at the Port

In yesterday's post I said we'd been out for dinner in Port Chalmers during our recent overnighter in Dunedin. We didn't take any photos but I took some during a visit to the same establishment in January - I'll share those with you instead. Its a really nice pub, welcoming and friendly, comfortable, and with... Continue Reading →

The Last Post (1864)

We had dinner here on the evening of 21 Jan 2019, the first time we've set foot inside the building. This is the original Post Office building in Oamaru. I knew it'd changed owners and thought it would be a good time to take a look inside. Oamaru, East Otago, New Zealand. Photos taken by... Continue Reading →

Mans Best Friend

I thought I'd follow the Doggone post with some photos of a wonderful canine companion that lives with his (or her) owners at the Waikaka Hotel. Waikaka is a 20-minute easy drive from Gore, a small rural village that's away from the highway and a nice quiet place to visit. Photos taken by Liz 20... Continue Reading →

Bar Manager

Quick service at Waikaka Hotel, the bar manager serves eight customers at a time We visited Waikaka Hotel two days in a row over Labour Weekend and only noticed the spider on the second visit! We were amazed we'd failed to notice it the day before - just as well its not for real :)... Continue Reading →

Bald Eagle in Bluff

Last time we were in Bluff, we walked along part of the main street and one of the buildings that caught our attention was the Eagle Hotel. It prominently features the Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus, the Official National Bird of the USA that also appears on the Great Seal of the United States. With Hurricane Florence... Continue Reading →

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