Which Way: Grumpy Ostrich

We were at Maple Glen Gardens on 26 January 2019. Maple Glen is a beautiful private garden at Glenham, near Wyndham in Southland New Zealand. Both photos taken by Nigel. For:  Which Way Challenge - 31 January, 2019 Two routes; lawn trails at Maple Glen Gardens. The sign in the following photo reads: The Ostrich... Continue Reading →

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Which Way: Potatoes

We were driving home to Gore via a country road on 12 January when some strange characters at the roadside had me urging Nigel to turn around so I could take a closer look. This farmer sells potatoes during Christmas / New Year and has a unique way of getting motorists' attention. For:  Which Way... Continue Reading →

All About Love

In yesterday's post I shared my impressions of Musselburgh and mentioned more shops to come. This block, same side as the dentist, is a mixed bunch. Imperial Barber Shop offering "traditional cuts", Simply Flowers florist shop, and the fish shop on the corner. The flower shop took centre-stage so let's take a look inside. Musselburgh,... Continue Reading →

Summer Smile

Yesterday was like one big smile. Beautiful summer day, perfect temperature, blue sky. We headed over to Tapanui and then continued to Roxburgh in Central Otago via Moa Flat, a favourite route for us. At Roxburgh we looked in on a book and white elephant sale. I picked up a book for 40 cents and... Continue Reading →

Clock Tower At Night

Gore has a clock tower and Nigel took these photos on Friday night when we left home after seeing there was a lovely full moon in the evening sky. The clock chimes the hours and its only in the last couple of days that I've noticed I can hear the chimes from home, possibly because... Continue Reading →

Something Fishy

This giant trout occupies a prominent position near the highway as you drive into Gore from the north. To be honest, in the light of day I haven't been that impressed by the fish. As we returned home last night after driving around admiring the beauty of a full moon, I found the illuminated trout... Continue Reading →

Which Way Postie

This morning we took a walk from home down to the Mataura River to see the river in flood. We've had almost endless rain since Sunday night until we woke up this morning (Wednesday) to find it had stopped. We were walking across the bridge and had neared the other side when I glanced down... Continue Reading →

Finding the Light

When we were at Bluff on 13 Nov I wanted to take a look at the Stirling Point Lighthouse, one of the many navigation markers for ships. We parked where the tar-seal ends and then walked down the gravel no-exit lane to find the lighthouse. We've only seen it from a distance before. Southland, New... Continue Reading →

Bluff Tsunami Which Way

For much of the south coast, if you're near the sea then you're also in a Tsunami Hazard Zone. Freaky if you have the misfortune to experience an earthquake while you're there. When we were at Bluff on 13 Nov, specifically at Stirling Point, I saw this sign which I've never come across before. I... Continue Reading →

Walk this way, Drive that way

"Which Way" in Gore. On 22 Oct when we walked over the Mataura River via the highway and pedestrian bridge, Nigel got a close-up of the sign that I usually see from the car. It shows that there's a roundabout (traffic circle) up ahead and to go straight ahead if you're heading into the town... Continue Reading →

Which Way: Railway

There's a complex intersection between the main road through Gore and the old porridge factory. Its a large intersection with the railway running through the middle as well as a service lane that goes along the back of the shops. I paused to take some photos for a Which Way post. Taken by Liz 11... Continue Reading →

Butter and Egg Road

This is a road with a very interesting name! We found it while driving through the rural area around Macraes in East Otago (this road branches off from Macraes Road). Macraes is known for a long history of gold extraction and I believe the modern Macraes Mine is New Zealand's largest gold mine. These two... Continue Reading →

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