Tag Archive for 'dunedin'

Velvet Burger

Go to Velvet Burger in Dunedin, NZ for a good burger. They have connect four!

burger + beer

burger + beer

connect four!

connect four!

sticker

sticker

Bushfire light?

There’s been some crazy and beautiful light around Dunedin today, and probably over much of New Zealand. I bet it’s smoke from the fires in Australia: the result of the brutal summer they’re having.

Dunedin sunset

Dunedin sunset

Dunedin Harbour

I spent yesterday sightseeing along the west side of Dunedin’s beautiful harbour. We started the day looking down from Mt Cargill.

Port Chalmers, Quarantine and Goat Is., and Portobello

Port Chalmers, Quarantine and Goat Is., and Portobello

Then I went out to Aramoana with my cousin for a walk along the breakwater. There were shags and seals.

Shag at Aramoana

Shag at Aramoana

We then went to Hayward’s Point, starting above Port Chalmers. To me the containers look painted in…

Port Chalmers

Port Chalmers

Out at the end of the harbour we had a nice view over the beach.

Aramoana beach

Aramoana beach

Canoeing the Taieri

Today we paddled from Outram to Allenton along the Taieri River. I was the perfect day to be so close to so much cool water!

it turned out I missed a wee patch for sunscreen

it turned out I missed a wee patch for sunscreen

our trusty old open Candian

our trusty old open Candian

More canoeing photos here.

The (political) barometer?

change

change

Otago Museum Tropical Forest

I visited the Otago Museum‘s Tropical Forest today. It’s full of butterflies.

butterfly on a frond

butterfly on a frond

butterfly

butterfly

Portobello Aquarium

Octopus

Octopus

Spearfishing

I went spearfishing for the first time this morning. As you can tell from his face my brother was stoked!

my bro in the cold Dunedin water

my bro in the cold Dunedin water

Polarising filter example

Here are two photos, the first without, and the second with a polarizing filter

without polarizing filter

without polarizing filter

There is quite a difference…

with polarizing filter

with polarizing filter

This is Christmas in NZ

Bumblebee on a Pohutukawa tree on Christmas day

Bumblebee on a Pohutukawa tree on Christmas day

Tunnel Beach

We went out to Tunnel Beach today. Very cool place so close to Dunedin.

Tunnel beach

Tunnel beach

Tunnel beach

Tunnel beach

A few more photos here.

Dunedin Rainbow

Dunedin rainbow

Dunedin rainbow

Orokonui Sanctuary

A few days before Christmas we took a trip to see the Orokonui Sanctuary, a new sanctuary near Dunedin modeled on the Karori one in Wellington. Though in its infancy, the sanctuary has some friendly Kaka.

Kaka at Orokonui Sanctuary

Kaka at Orokonui Sanctuary

More photos here.

Merry Xmas

merry xmas

merry xmas