Author Archives: Ross

The Evening Before and the Morning After – On Waikouaiti Beach

The last two posts have been about our weekend away to Moeraki earlier in the year. It’s not much more than an hour from Dunedin to Moeraki, but we broke our journey on the Friday night at Waikouaiti where we … Continue reading

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The Night Before the Morning After – Moeraki Remembered

Time goes forward; faster or slower, but always forward. But sometimes my memory goes backwards, and certainly my photo sorting is all over the shop. My previous post about the morning and day after our lovely meal at Fleur’s restaurant … Continue reading

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The Rocks of Moeraki Go Round and Round

We had a lovely getaway earlier this year to Moeraki, less than an hour north of Dunedin where we are based just now. Moeraki is world famous for it’s spherical rocks on the beach north towards Hamden. It’s also a … Continue reading

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Wordfight at the Not-OK Corral

What keeps the herd from running, Stampeding far and wide? The Admin’s long, low whistle, And singing by their side. (from “Cowboy Songs and FaceBook Ballads”) Crikey! It looks like I’ve been excommunicated from another FaceBook Group.

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We go Looking for Spring and Find Perfection

A couple of weekends ago we ended up in the Upper Gardens of the Dunedin Botanic Gardens. We’d been to a midday movie that was part of the film festival; called “Unrest” which is a first-person documentary made by and … Continue reading

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Emerging From Winter

“Once more into the blog, dear friends, once more; Or close the thing down with my posts all dead!” We’re emerging from what has seemed like a long winter and I’m keen to rekindle this olde bloggie thing. A blog with … Continue reading

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We Walk Up a Hill and Come Back Down Again – Flagstaff

Yesterday we had one of those moments. Where we’d gone out for a nice walk along the banks of the Silverstream near Mosgiel and on the way back one of us spied a hill and suggested that we should go … Continue reading

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An Abstract View of Photography – Seeing the Light

If you’ve been following this blog – and some of you kind people have been – then you’ll have seen me dabbling more and more over the last year or so with what I’ve called abstract photography. I didn’t know … Continue reading

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I’m Walking Backwards to Winter – In Dunedin

Continuing with my reconstruction of recent times, I’m happy to say that we coped well enough with our first winter in Dunedin for a number of years. It was a kind sort of winter with weeks when we wondered if it … Continue reading

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Earlier This month – Ross Creek

Earlier this month we were parked up in Dunedin at Woodhaugh in the Leith Valley for a week. It’s only a couple of minutes walk to Ross Creek which gives access to the Reservoir and lots of lovely bush walks. … Continue reading

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The Wheels on the Truck Go Round and Round ….to Central Otago

After what seemed like an eternity, we finally got ourselves and our motorhome out of town for Labour Weekend. And headed for Central Otago and Lake Hawea. We launched from Mosgiel a little after 5pm and wondered what the holiday … Continue reading

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New Beginnings … Again ….

Oh dear! It’s about six months since I last said I was starting again. I’m saying it again and hopefully meaning it this time. One of the harder things is remembering how to construct a blog post. And add a … Continue reading

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Hello World

Good morning from me. We remain alive and well which is almost more than can be said for this blog. I know; a blog without blogging is not really a blog at all.  It’s just been in the Too Hard … Continue reading

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The Winners Write The History – South Taranaki

Our stay in Hawera with friends was extended as Suzi motorhome needed some intensive (and expensive) engine care. Rob had taken us on a wonderful tour the day before, and suggested a visit to a museum to learn more of … Continue reading

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Up Closer – Mt Taranaki

Way back last month we were staying in Hawera with friends and Rob was keen to show us some of the sights and scenes, including getting us closer to Mt Taranaki. Despite having been nearby many times I’d never had … Continue reading

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