Category Archives: Cromwell

September 5, 2019 … road trip

Mary and I are just back from a South Island road trip. We decided that our youngest grandson, Otis’s ninth birthday was a good reason to go, and so we did. After several weeks of ugly weather, the day we … Continue reading

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February 23, 2015 … the lofty mountain grandeur

That was a stunner of a day. The weather was perfect. It was crystal clear to begin with and a few small puffy cumulus clouds formed later in the day. There was almost no wind most of the day. Beginning … Continue reading

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April 23, 2013 … seasonal colours

From rain and ice to red and gold, it was a day of transition. We left Franz Josef soon after sunrise yesterday when the mountains were still shrouded with mist and rain, and the glacier’s presence was made known only … Continue reading

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March 4, 2013 …mountain grandeur

Central Otago is a place of superlatives. Queenstown itself is a place whose scale is hard to comprehend. It’s sometimes not until you see human activity that you realise just how vast the mountains are. Yesterday, Andrew took us all … Continue reading

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