Tag Archives: Otago

Back to the Beach – St Kilda Dunedin

I spent some of my growing up years less than a kilometre back from St Kilda beach. I couldn’t say I made the most of it or even appreciated it. Such is familiarity. It was nice to return last Monday … Continue reading

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Way Down South – Some Winter in Dunedin

A week ago we came down south to Dunedin to catch up with family and friends. We left Suzi motorhome in Auckland to get some repairs done and have been house-sitting for a friend in Dunedin. Last weekend we were … Continue reading

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Of Sun and Stars – Hawea Flat

Tuesday last week was a lovely sunrise morning. And the night before that  was a wonderful clear starry night. I had a try at photographing the stars and was pleasantly surprised by the results.

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Wonderful Wintery Wanaka Waterfront

Monday afternoon last week we spent a some time in Wanaka. I had a couple of hours for supermarket shopping and wandering along the lakefront taking photos. It was a wonderful day after a frosty start. Calm and clear.

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Up the River – Matukituki Valley

Last Sunday was a day for an adventure. The forecast was for a fine clear (and cold day) and it didn’t disappoint. We headed up the Matukituki Valley. Parts of the valley the sun doesn’t even reach at this time … Continue reading

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Catching Up and Down-Sizing in Dunedin

We have just had a couple of busy weeks in Dunedin, catching up with family and friends. This is always lovely but also reminds us of what we miss out on being away. There never seems to be enough time. … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day #22 – Sailing Away – 1970s Style …

Another day and another old photo. Another from my collection of 1970s tramping photos – and this one definitely showing its age. I think it was New Year’s Day 1971. Those were the days when the Otago Tramping and Mountaineering … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day #21 – Rockclimbing Day at Long Beach

The rockclimbing place near Dunedin in the 1970s was Long Beach. That’s where the Mighty Mini (Photo of the Day #20) was seen. Beside the rock that we climbed all over. This photo was taken one busy day in the … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day #20 – The Mighty Mini

So here we are, blobbing out in Blenheim. Having finished our first spell of motel minding, we’re trying to catch up on a few things plus get some exercise. Some time back I had fun resurrecting some of my old … Continue reading

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