Category Archives: New Zealand

Wish we were back there again

In January last year we went to Australia & New Zealand to visit friends and family in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Queenstown.  As the weather gets colder her it is easy to miss the heat of Perth, the warmth of … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Descent

On our first day in Queenstown, New Zealand, we climbed 500m of Ben Lomond the Mountain which rises behind Queenstown, with the intention of taking the Gondola down again! The view from the top is of Queesntown, Lake Wakitipu, and … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Signs

I posted a sign from New Zealand before: Weekly Photo Challenge; Letters Here are some more I found there for this week’s photo challenge.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Split-Second Story

A picture of us (Second row from left; Peter, Me, Louise & Damien) on the Shotover Jet… Louise & Damien surprised us with a breakfast hair-raising ride through the canyons of Queenstown’s Shotover river at speeds of up to 80kph … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge; On the move

I’ve been a bit slow off the mark this week, simply because I am spoilt for choice for photographs to enter for this challenge! Here are a small few of the hundreds of pictures I took in Australia & New … Continue reading

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Flowers

This is my entry for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week, a lovely wild flower I found in New Zealand Can anyone help me name it?

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California Quail

When we first saw these birds in Australia we thought they had got leaves caught in their heads like Wilson does when he roots around in bushes It was only when we saw lots of them that we realised that … Continue reading

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