Driving through East Roxburgh yesterday I spotted lots of lovely lilac flowers.. a whole hedge! so I asked Nigel to turn around. We were both glad we went back, it was a lovely spot and nice standing near to the flowery hedge. Brightest time of day though, difficult to get nice shots. Central Otago, New... Continue Reading →
After leaving Stanleys Hotel at Macraes we headed out of the village in the direction of Middlemarch, the next leg of our homeward journey. The weather had worsened and it was steady light rain. Nigel leaned out of the car to get these photos for me as I was entranced by the old cart parked... Continue Reading →
Reindeer have apparently commandeered this old wagon at Evans Flat near Lawrence, Clutha District. Taken by Liz 28 Dec 2019.
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →