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 →

Stripes and Squiggles

We ordered the Citrus and White Chocolate cheesecake on Saturday night at Waxy's Irish Pub in Invercargill and were wowed with its looks when it was duly presented at our table. I only JUST remembered to take a photo! It was nice but I thought it tasted a little bland compared to what I'd expected.... 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 →

The Warmth of Red

Red has always been my favourite colour and I've been hunting out some "red" photos for today's post. Cheers me up on a cold, gray, wet winter's day! Beautiful building and lovely pub to visit. Amazing plaster work inside, and chandeliers. Looks very grand! They have a great array of beers on tap but I... Continue Reading →

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