Monthly Archives: January 2011
The large bull sealion surfacing just metres away in Hoopers Inlet is an awe-inspiring sight. Although Allan’s Beach on the south-eastern side of Otago Harbour did sport signs carrying information about Hookers Sea lions, I hadn’t really expected to see … Continue reading
Place can hold memory in a manner that is almost overwhelming. I grew up in a small rural settlement just north of Dunedin called Waitati. I don’t get back there often. So when I do, the landscape’s familiarity is strangely … Continue reading
It’s early morning at Moke Lake. In the still waters, the triangles of steep-sided hills extend into diamonds – a continuation of mountain and sky so seamless that it casts doubt on normal perspective. What is up or down when … Continue reading
Great time to travel up the Waitaki Valley. With flooding lifting lake levels, the spillover from Benmore Dam is the most dramatic I have ever witnessed.