Thursday, 3 December 2009


Roses, Oamaru Gardens
The official opening of Oamaru Heritage Week at the Oamaru Twilight Race meeting.

A record crowd of 2000 people!!!

Studying the form.

A country squire.

Penny farthing race.

Harbour Street steam train.

Classic car and caravan.

Sculptures in the Park

Old time rugby.

Steampunk exhibition.

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

MOSTLY FISHING (unsuccessfully!!)

This was a BIG fish (well that's my story). Went to lift it out of the water and my line broke.
First fish! I think I might have been happier if the fish had been bigger.

Our wake up view from the "Truck" on our way over from Tekapo to Oamaru.

Lake Pukaki looking up towards Mt Cook.

My fishing spot on our overnight stop at Lake Aviemore, Tekapo to Oamaru.

The 18 resident ducklings at Oamaru Top 10.

Saturday, 7 November 2009


The Tasman Glacier Lake. To get an idea of perspective our two 15 man boats are in the bottom left of picture. The icebergs in the picture are nowhere near the biggest.

The above two pictures are of two of the bigger icebergs. This is as close as we could get to them as they topple over from time to time as they melt which can of course be dangerous if you are too close.

300 year old piece of ice.

From the white to the blue hues.

Us and an iceberg

The "B" team in the other boat

Friday, 16 October 2009


Mealtime for our neighbours for a night, German exchange students and very well organised and behaved they were too.

Light snow at Tekapo, the pictures below were taken the next day note the contrast in the weather which seems quite typical around here at this time of the year.

Freaky tree roots

Forever (unsucessfully) fishing!

Baches as they should be.

Baches & boats.


Row boats only allowed.

Sunday, 20 September 2009


We had a recent day excursion up Lillybank Rd to the top end of the lake, dusty roads but a great sunny day with a variety of experiences.
Round Hill Skifield

Coffee time.

Novice freshwater angler.

My very first very small trout before he went back to hopefully become a very big trout.

4 wheel drive access. Yeah right!

Back at work in our Tekapo corporate colours.

Saturday, 12 September 2009


We have had four days of our two months in Lake Tekapo,
two days working and a couple of days off before we go onto our 5 on 2 off roster.
Here are enjoying a morning coffee on a day off.
We have to live with this!!

A view from the reception area.

Our company vehicle.

A work station!!!

Nature & Science.

Mt John Observatory.

Geology and astronomy.

Walking the summit track.

Tekapo village.

The road below.

Mackenzie country colours.
Lake Tekapo Motels & Camp Ground.

The "Truck" is at centre right of picture.

The Southern Summit of Mt John from where the previous photo was taken.