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.
We drove to Nelson Lakes, past Lake Rotoiti, up the mountain, gaining height, attained the carpark, secured the steely steed. [more...]
Distant view brought closer using the zoom lens. Central Otago on a bright afternoon, New Zealand. Taken 22 March 2020 (autumn in NZ). Near Ophir.
When Nigel returned from promoting his landscape design business Growplan at Wanaka A&P Show, he came home via Central Otago. This is a region of extremes, baking hot in the summer, cold in the winter and lots of vineyards and fruit orchards. Spring and Autumn are gorgeous for their blossom and foliage. I'm pretty peeved... Continue Reading →
The Pomahaka River at Leithen Picnic Area has plenty of stones in the riverbed, many of them flat. Nigel commented that many of them are square-ended and would be useful for corners in stonemasonry (known as quoins). We were there on Sunday afternoon. All photos below taken by Nigel, 19 Jan 2020. Pomahaka River at... Continue Reading →
Stony riverbed of the Pomahaka River viewed through clear shallow water. Leithen Picnic Area, West Otago, New Zealand. Taken by Liz, 19 Jan 2020.
Oh, the waters flow Over rock and stone Pomahaka River. Leithen Picnic Area, West Otago, New Zealand. Photos taken by Liz, 19 Jan 2020. Click on photo to enlarge. Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2020)
We did a little bit of local exploring yesterday afternoon. I remembered seeing a sign to a picnic area near Heriot so we drove there and found a turn-off (to 'Leithen Picnic Area'). Initially it was a sealed road through farmland, then became a gravel road through forest and suddenly we arrived at a lovely... Continue Reading →