Train Trip Goodbyes

Dunedin Railway Station after our Taieri Gorge Railway trip on 29 Dec 2019. People saying goodbye, Nigel lining up to take a platform photo. New Zealand.

Valuing Visitors

Before midday today we arrived at our favourite motel in Dunedin which is right by the Botanic Gardens. I'd booked yesterday but they were quite booked up due to it being graduation weekend at the university so we were allocated a room that's new to us, in the older part of the motel. Well hooray!... Continue Reading →

Creepy Challenge

Very chilled out skeleton above the bar at Casafuego Eatery & Bar, Balclutha, South Otago, New Zealand -- Liz, 11 Oct 2019. For "creepy" photo challenge.

Queenstown Gardens

The first photo is taken by me from in front of the Bath House Cafe on the shore of Lake Wakatipu. The mountain is Cecil Peak. The peninsula covered in trees is Queenstown Gardens. Between the Bath House Cafe and the gardens are playgrounds for children of various ages from tiny tots to older children.... Continue Reading →

Bath House Cafe, Queenstown

When we were in Queenstown on Saturday 27 October we re-visited a cafe that we haven't been to for many years and it was so wonderful we returned again before leaving town. It was bright and comfortable, the food and coffees were delicious and it feels very special being right on the shore by Lake... Continue Reading →

To Labour or not to Labour

In New Zealand this is a holiday weekend with today, Monday, termed Labour Day. Unusually for Labour Weekend the weather has been fabulous and we've got out and enjoyed each day. Nigel's been so busy growing his business as a landscape architect that he rarely takes time off, its been great to see him relaxing!... Continue Reading →

Best Ice-Creams

Saturday 20 October, after stopping at Mandeville and watching the steam train, we drove to one of our favourite little country villages. Its way off the highway in the middle of nowhere and boasts a large bottle-shaped building made of 20,000 wine bottles (previous post). We had pizza and drinks at the pub and then... Continue Reading →

Whitebait Fritters

Down south here, the whitebait season runs from 15 August until 30 November and that means I can find whitebait fritters. I've found that we can get awesome whitebait fritters at the Stirling Tides cafe at Fortrose so that is where we headed on Sunday. Whitebait are tiny immature fish and there's a whole seasonal... Continue Reading →

Where From Here?

Have you ever wondered what its like to visit 'Down Under' to New Zealand, explore the 'mainland' or South Island, and follow the highway down south to the very end? Today I'll show you what its like at Stirling Point where the highway terminates. The closest town is a tiny drive away at Bluff. I'll... Continue Reading →

BW04: Beach Shell

Sharon Mann from the blog Make Art...Magic Happens has surely created magic with this drawing using tones of gray to produce a beautiful beach scene featuring a person's hand holding a mussel shell. This could easily be a New Zealand scene and I guess it could be many other places around the world too! From:              Gray Tones  ... Continue Reading →

Service and Sacrifice, Anzac Day

April 25 is Anzac Day when we remember soldiers who died in war and honour those who returned or are currently serving, a tradition since 1916. Anzac Day was initially gazetted as a half-day holiday and in 1921 was first marked as a full public holiday. ANZAC : Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, whose... Continue Reading →

Americana Surprise in Southland

On Sunday 04 March we headed way out west from Gore and landed up in Lumsden... ** Click twice on any image to view full-size ** Hungry and thirsty, we were drawn to this promising-looking cafe and bar Inside, a 1955 Dodge Kingsway has made itself at home The Route 6 website describes the cafe... Continue Reading →

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