Clinton has sunflowers! On arrival this morning we found this big field of sunny faces. Nice welcome to town! Clutha District, New Zealand.
The rural triangle intersection we found yesterday. Photos by Nigel, except the last one by me (my picture of the old kettle). Clutha District, New Zealand.
On the first day of 2023, we looked for a sign. And we found: sign, seat, kettle. Rural road in Clutha and a triangle island.
On 07 Dec we drove to St Bathans, a gold town established in 1863. (1) The mud brick Vulcan Hotel is fab! (2) Pipes took water to the workings. (3) Blue Lake was originally 120m Kildare Hill which was mined to a 68m deep pit dubbed the 'glory hole'. Mining ceased in 1934 when the... Continue Reading →
Photos of the railway station in the town of Ranfurly in Central Otago, New Zealand taken 12 March 2022. In one of the photos you'll see plenty of bike racks ~although no trains arrive anymore, many cyclists enjoy a refreshment stop here while doing the extremely popular Central Otago Rail Trail. Click on any photo... Continue Reading →
"The Centennial Milk Bar is the iconic art deco building in Ranfurly. In its heyday it was a bustling place serving hungry passengers from the trains and afternoon teas and icecreams to the locals." ~from centralotagonz.com || Continuing Art Deco 01 that I posted yesterday, this is the main building that fronts the back yard... Continue Reading →
We found Eweburn not far down the road from Ranfurly after we'd driven slightly further out of town from the Catholic Church. This part of Central Otago is well known for various combinations of animal-term + 'burn'. At our motel the rooms were named for these places, we were in the 'Kyeburn' room! There's no... Continue Reading →
In the rock garden yesterday, Dunedin Botanic Garden. New Zealand. Autumn. 'Chubby Cheeks' X 'Yippee'.
Cattle Stop on a back road in the Otago high country between Middlemarch and Macraes. The boundary sign defines the Waitaki District side vs Dunedin City side. I took these on April 13 when our car trip back involved a deviation from the usual route that we take when we return home from the east... Continue Reading →
The 'steep gradient' sign made us laugh as the car appears to be doing a nose-dive! Trust me, we definitely weren't anywhere near that angle as we drove down the hill. At the bottom of my post is a map showing where we stopped (marked in red). First three pics were taken there ~first 2... Continue Reading →
These are photos I took yesterday in Clyde during our afternoon trip into Central Otago. At long last I've learned the difference between Virginia Creeper and Boston Ivy! From what I've read I understand this to be Virginia Creeper. New Zealand. ~ Great page on Virginia Creeper here from University of Wisconsin - Madison ~... Continue Reading →
And so we drove on into Central Otago, got to Clyde, where for the first time ever I noticed 'The Whistlestop', my attention caught by golden foliage. We both thought we'd love to have 'The Whistlestop' as our street address! New Zealand. 02 April 2022. [continued from yesterday's post On Our Way] Click on any... Continue Reading →