St Clair Esplanade, sea wall and beach, Dunedin, New Zealand. Taken at sunset 31 Jan 2019 by Nigel

Radiant Transformation 2

This post continues my previous post  Radiant Transformation. Stunning sunset at St Clair in Dunedin. Nigel was privileged to witness this fiery spectacle sometime after 9pm. He was walking in the opposite direction down the beach when the deepening glow enticed him to turn around. He had his Olympus digital camera and took these three... Continue Reading →

Radiant Transformation

Stunning sunset at St Clair in Dunedin. Nigel was privileged to witness this fiery spectacle sometime after 9pm. He was walking in the opposite direction down the beach when the deepening glow enticed him to turn around. He had his Olympus digital camera and took these two photos among others, which I'll share over multiple... Continue Reading →

Summer Sea, St Clair

Some of you enjoyed my  See The Sea  post about a winter visit to a small cafe by the salt water pool at St Clair, Dunedin. We did a spur-of-the-moment trip to Dunedin yesterday and stayed overnight, then returned for a summer visit to the cafe this morning. I looked out the cafe window and... Continue Reading →

Stirling Point, Bluff

I'm complaining loud and clear that I hate the new colour scheme that WordPress has just imposed. I went to Settings as per their blog-post but no option to revert. When I click on "Like" it just goes a slightly darker blue instead of orange - its hard to see the difference. Feeling irritated and seeking some solace in the sea. New Zealand. Liz 13 Nov 2018

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 →

Hunger is Not a Harbour

"I was leaving Amsterdam and moving back to Paris, having been in London before that, Paris even before that and years before Ireland so there was this questioning of why don’t I stay put, what was the attraction of the next step, had I really carved my footprint into where I was before looking out... Continue Reading →

Marine at Bluff

Marine regards the ocean, its rhythm and its rhyme, while maritime conducts its business, to be there just in time.* Part of some verse I found that explains the difference in meaning between marine and maritime. It suits this post because the photos show marine murals on old stores buildings of The New Zealand Shipping... Continue Reading →

Whale Rider

On Monday when we were in Dunedin I asked Nigel to take me to the Otago Art Society Annual Exhibition. As always there was a wonderful variety of art on display but this was my favourite. This is a watercolour by Doug Hart simply called Whale Rider. ** Click on the photo to enlarge **... Continue Reading →

See The Sea

On Monday morning we tried a cafe that's new to us in Dunedin, the cafe by the hot salt water pool at St Clair. It was really lovely sitting right above the waves and watching the kelp swishing backwards and forwards with the tidal movement below, as we enjoyed our brunch. Here's a couple of... Continue Reading →

Ode to Snow Dragon

SNOW DRAGON -- Poem by Liz Cowburn; Exploring Colour Softly surging through the water Near me I would have you stay Onward going, never slowing Wondrous how you surf the waves! Dignified determination Raging torrents all around Anxious to pursue your journey Going, flowing, ocean-bound One brief glimpse through foamy spray Nature's gift, soon borne... Continue Reading →

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