TGIM (Thank God It’s Monday)

I wondered if this would happen.  In a place as magical as Dunedin, could the honeymoon ever be over? Yes, and no. When I last left you, it was a magical Sunday evening (sans fish) with calm seas and temperatures hovering near balmy.  And then it was Monday, and rain. This a a photo takenContinue reading “TGIM (Thank God It’s Monday)”

Wandering around Wanaka.

Fishing, when it’s done right, brings you close to nature.  Fishing is certainly a different experience for different people, you don’t have to look far to find a fly fisherman (for semantics, fisherman refers to the male and female version of the two-legged, pole wielding human) who will scoff at a bait fisherman.  But it’sContinue reading “Wandering around Wanaka.”

On the fringe

Dunedin is on the fringe.  Such a vibrant city and so far south.  Keep heading south and your next stop is Antarctica.  The Central Otago wine region is on the fringe, said to be the southernmost wine region in the world.  And today’s offering from Central Otago is the 2009 Clyde Village Pinot Noir.  It’sContinue reading “On the fringe”

Calling All Angels

That’s what I’m listening to right now (thank you Pandora and Train). To celebrate October 1, I opened this beautiful Pinot.  (I could have said to celebrate Tuesday, or 8pm, or the fact it was 21C today….., but I went with the first of October).   I was just a bit skeptical, since it wasContinue reading “Calling All Angels”

Spring Forward

I didn’t know this about New Zealand (well, that’s a long list).  They have daylight savings time, and it ended early this morning.  Which meant we all (those of us who remembered) put our clocks one hour forward when we woke up this morning.  Seems like I just did this in March…… I was offContinue reading “Spring Forward”

A little something for everyone….

The wines of New Zealand….. If you buy your wines in the US, there is probably a small section of your favorite wine store which has New Zealand wines.  This photo was not taken at a wine store, but rather at the supermarket.  I haven’t counted all the wines (yet) or tasted them all (yet),Continue reading “A little something for everyone….”

Four Seasons in one Day (Part 2).

Let’s see…..where did we leave off?  It rained hard Friday night, then was sunny Saturday morning, then off to the Farmer’s market…yes, it’s all coming back to me now.   I returned from the Farmer’s market and stored by wares in my cosy little apartment.  Then, it started to rain, not 90 minutes after those photographsContinue reading “Four Seasons in one Day (Part 2).”

It is not always sunny in Dunedin

It is dark outside, nearing 9 o’clock in the evening.  It’s the kind of dark you experience only in the in the winter, where twilight doesn’t linger, but instead soon after the sun sets the light is quickly swallowed.   The rain, which has pelted my window for the last several hours, has dissipated.  We wereContinue reading “It is not always sunny in Dunedin”