Category Archives: Invercargill

August 2, 2013 … up and down the lake

Visiting my brother near Riverton yesterday took us through some amazing landscapes. My first shot of the day was taken at Kingston, at the Southern end of the lake. As you can see, the water was still and the colours … Continue reading

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April 27, 2013 … chilly traverse

Yesterday started badly. It was blowing hard from the North West when we awoke in Invercargill, so we entertained little hopes of sightseeing on our trip through the Southern Catlins. Our trip Eastward from Invercargill seemed bleak and unrewarding, and … Continue reading

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December 1, 2012 … playing ducks and drakes

Invercargill in the morning was a bit bleak. My sister-in-law needed some things solved while my brother was in hospital, so we planned to go to their home near Thornbury on the road to Riverton … but first, a brief … Continue reading

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November 30, 2012 … from Middle Earth to the Misty Mountains

Summer just got wound back three notches. It was a stunning morning in Wellington as Mary dropped me at the airport. There were clear skies, bright sun and flat calm. I was early for my journey, so I had a … Continue reading

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November 29, 2012 … I think that I shall never see*

Contemplating a special tree seemed appropriate. The hoop-la associated with the Hobbit premiere was happening in the city and I made a conscious choice to stay away. As I parked in the grounds of St James Church behind the Lower … Continue reading

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May 3, 2012 … from dawn to raining dusk

Of course the Southland weather came right the day I left. No rain. A bright clear dawn and a light (-2°C) frost offered a good start to the day. River mist out to the East  added to the character of … Continue reading

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May 1, 2012 … chilled to the bone

Icy cold weather is not what I hoped for. My brother and his wife live at Flint’s Bush near Thornbury on the road to Riverton. I am willing to believe that on a good day there are clear views South … Continue reading

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April 30, 2012 … at the feet of a master

Now the conference is over. Time for some pleasant weather and free wandering? Alas the weather is the weak link with strong winds, rain and hail.  Be that as it may, I need to make some closing remarks about the … Continue reading

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April 29, 2012 … beginning and ending

Yesterday started badly. The first field trip of the day was a walk by the wetlands in the estuary of the Waihopai River. The organizers were keen for us to be there at sunrise, so we left the conference venue … Continue reading

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April 28, 2012 … no business like show business

The weather has taken a turn for the worse. Local farmers are celebrating wildly. Apparently there has been little significant rain for months and they will take all they can get. Due to my own ineptitude with check lists, I … Continue reading

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