• On the road again after a tea break

Climb Every Mountain, Ford Every Stream

July 28th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , |

If we were aeroplanes, we’d be heading towards the end of the runway, so we decided it was time to start taking off. Since buying a Ford Ranger, my husband has been very keen to do a 4WD safari, and NZ Adventures seemed to have just what he wanted – a tour on the West [...]

  • The collection of fishing huts at Lake Onslow

Lunch at Jimmy’s

December 1st, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

R oxburgh is at the head of Teviot Valley on SH8 between Milton and Alexandra, at a point where the mighty Clutha River emerges from a gorge on its way from Lake Wanaka to the Pacific. The valley below is so broad that it’s difficult to imagine it really is a valley. There are three [...]

  • The name Jolly has long links with Cromwell. Two gents relax in the sun in Old Cromwell Town

Cromwell

April 11th, 2017|Tags: , , |

A casual visitor to Cromwell might think this is a relatively new town that was plonked down in the heartland of Central Otago sometime in the late seventies or early eighties. You’ll find street after street of modern bungalows housing mainly young or younger families, living in a climate that ranges from blazing hot summers [...]