8/17/22

My Corner of the World


Southern Alps
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8/12/22

8/10/22

My Corner of the World


Little Blue Penguins at International Antarctic Center, Christchurch

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8/3/22

My Corner of the World



Terns and friends
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8/1/22

Looking for sausages, part 2





Eventually, we saw signs for our destination.



And we finally arrived at  BRATWURST BROS in Uriti. They have created a rest stop at
the little store which is in a great spot along SH 3. They sell coffee and a few other
snacks as well as their home-made sausages.


A lovely thing about NZ is that ever little town has a public toilet. Sometimes, it's in a church, sometimes, it's by itself. The one in Awakino is in the Hall where they have their memorial to fallen soldiers.

It's also where the library is located. Apparently, it's just the little room off the entrance to the Hall.





All in all, a relaxing and productive day out.

A long way for a sausage, part one

Over the weekend, we drove about 2 hours to find a new business that sold German sausages. Yes, sometimes, you have to make a big effort if you want something special!
The weather wasn't great, but, of course, I took photos anyway.


These little hills are called 'beehives'. They are formations from volcanic activity.


There was no place to get a good photo of this house, but it grabs my attention every time we go past with it's interesting paint job.




These houses along the river were originally summer houses but some are
occupied year round.


I usually have to wait until we get high up the mountains before I see wild goats on the roadside, but they were much lower this time. I guess it's because there are/were doing some major works in two places up high and scared them off. 



This WAS the road through the Awakino tunnel that was part of the newest roadworks.

This is the tunnel as you drive by it now.



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