Sunday, March 11, 2007
Back home again...
...and you didn't even realise I'd been away. I've spent a long weekend in Wanaka in Central Otago, almost 4 hours' drive inland from the coast where I live. It's hot in summer -grapes and stone fruit are grown here; cold in winter - the main ski fields of New Zealand are here; very beautiful, and as expensive as Auckland. Dammit. I love the scenery in Central.
This is the view from the cottage that I rented. The land goes right down to the Hawea River. Not a river for swimming in.
The dogs outside the cottage at sunrise.
This is at Clyde, above where the dam is. A whole valley was flooded to allow the Clyde dam to operate.
The last shot was one of many I took while driving - you can see that traffic isn't a problem here, so it wasn't unsafe.