Friday, 27 March 2009
Kawarau Gorge Goldmining Centre, a pleasant and informative afternoon.
Waiting for our tour guide at the blacksmiths shop.
These Chinatown huts were constructed in 1991 for a film set but reflect what the original goldfields Chinatown looked like.
Thursday, 19 March 2009
the "Kingston Flyer"
I recently had to fly up to Auckland for an ACC assesment on my hearing. The above is boarding at Dunedin Airport after travelling 261k in trusty little "Towa" from Queenstown. As point of interest, on the return journey a couple of days later, it took three attempts for the plane to land at Dunedin because of wind gusts. All quite exciting!!
Christchurch stopover, note the contrast in weather from Dunedin above.
It is always good to get "home" to our garden
Sunday, 1 March 2009
Shadow on the Platform, Dunedin Railway Station.
A rare bit of sunshine settles on fern fronds, Purakaunui Falls.
The 10 minute walk through the bush to the Purakaunui Falls is a tourist attraction in its own right.
Purakanui Falls, absolutely awesome.
Tunnel Hill tunnel, 250 metres long and and all done by manpower alone between 1879 and 1896. Closed in 1971.