Reindeer Reign

Reindeer have apparently commandeered this old wagon at Evans Flat near Lawrence, Clutha District. Taken by Liz 28 Dec 2019.

Fruitless Fruitlands

Speargrass Inn is a beautifully restored historic hotel now operating as a cafe with separate B&B accommodation. We'd hoped to enjoy the cafe on our way back home on Saturday. The district where Speargrass Inn is located is called Fruitlands and we found the cafe had closed for the winter hence my title 'Fruitless Fruitlands'.... Continue Reading →

Bossy Bovines in Oklahoma USA

Dairy Living. For most of us dairy living is a trip to the supermarket to take a few bottles of milk off the shelf. We struggle home with the weight and thankfully deposit it in the fridge. Done! What do we know of the cows that eat the grass and produce the milk? Of the... Continue Reading →

Back to Base at Bannockburn

After my adventures in rabbit-land I was keen to get back to the village. I found myself up against a locked gate and was obliged to clamber over a rail fence. A few steps more and I saw this brightly coloured and appropriately themed utility box. I was quite tired at this point and reluctant... Continue Reading →

Shotover Showtime, Queenstown

The Old Shotover Bridge, Lower Shotover, Queenstown. With anticipation I climbed up to the level of the bridge deck. The scenery is lovely and autumn colours were already underway. I walked a short way along the bridge and took the first photo below, looking toward the Queenstown side. Later I took the second photo -... Continue Reading →

Shotover River Bridge(s), Queenstown

In my last post I looked at the modern Shotover Bridge that's used by traffic travelling between Central Otago and Queenstown, and has been since 1975. Then I walked upstream to find the old Shotover Bridge which has been restored and is now used by pedestrians and cyclists. I was looking forward to seeing it... Continue Reading →

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