Category Archives: Queenstown

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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April 14, 2017 … now where was I?

Karitane was a delight, both as a place to stay, and as a place from which to visit other places. I got a year older since I last wrote, and to celebrate, Mary took me to the famous “Fleur’s Place” … Continue reading

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November 25, 2015 … thunder in the gorge

Random wandering was yesterday’s plan. It started at the home of Andrew and Abbey where a strange bird call caught my attention. A Californian Quail was perched on a large transmission insulator which is a feature object in their garden. … Continue reading

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October 27, 2014 … in the back country

Well, I found the grebes. Sadly they were in Queenstown town basin and I didn’t have my long lens with me so no useful photos were made. Never mind, later in the afternoon, with two of my sons who had … Continue reading

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October 25, 2014 … a stranger in a strange land

On the road again, this time we were driving from Rolleston to Queenstown. It’s a wonderful landscape all the way, though the necessity to be somewhere at a certain time is the enemy of any landscape enthusiast. I passed a … Continue reading

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December 2, 2013 … somewhere new

Central Otago is pure magic. On the other hand, it can be torture from a photographic point of view. If you are going somewhere in a car with the family, it would be just unreasonable o ask them to stop … Continue reading

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December 1, 2013 … a trip in time

After a pleasantly relaxed morning, Lunch in Arrowtown seemed like a splendid idea. If you are in Arrowtown, I heartily recommend “The Postmaster’s Residence” for delightful meals. Chef Sam Laycock puts real imagination into his menu, and the dishes delivered … Continue reading

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