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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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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July 31, 2013 … lofty mountain grandeur*

It’s not every day you can say you crossed the River Jordan and entered Paradise. Yesterday I did exactly that, but we’ll get to that later. The family lent me their little car yesterday and turned me loose. After a … Continue reading

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April 24, 2013 … magical colours

Somehow, I have never previously been to Central Otago in this magnificent season. As a friend and mentor said “you have been seduced by the colour”. I fear he is right. Another friend asked in respect of one of my … Continue reading

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