Sunday, November 30, 2008

A phone box

I found this very amusing... it is not too often now that you see someone in a phone box using the phone. With mobile phones so accessible now, this is just a rare sight.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Saturday Signs: Chain fitting

These signs are periodically placed over the Crown Range. The Crown Range goes between Queenstown and Wanaka, a scenic way to get to Cadrona Ski Field in winter.

Monday, November 24, 2008

The same old building....

... but in colour. The same building looks so different between the two photos. See yesterdays post for the same photo, but in black and white.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Saturday Signs: Old Cromwell

The construction of the Clyde Dam and subsequent filling of Lake Dunstan in the 1980's brought major changes to Cromwell. Gone were two wild rivers... but there is now a beautiful new lake with many shoreline amenities. Acres of orchards were lost... but Cromwell has since become the fruit and wine centre of the south. Cromwell's original commercial area was drowned... but there is now a pleasant new town centre with modern facilities. However, the old town centre with its historic bridge has not been forgotten!

Friday, November 21, 2008

The Arrow River

The Arrow River. Arrowtown is on the banks of the Arrow River. This river is a tributary of the Kawarau River and feeds into the Clutha River. Just such pretty scenery.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Arrowtown - The Main Street

The main street of Arrowtown, all the shop fronts have been restored to almost original. It is such a pretty wee town.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Monday, November 17, 2008

View from above - a different direction

Arrowtown is slightly to the right of this picture..... I just love the snow.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

View from above

View of Arrowtown from the Crown Range.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Sign Saturday: Gold Nuggets

I have been travelling around a bit lately, into Central Otago, so you will be getting a few photos from the areas of Queenstown, Wanaka and the surrounding area. Another beautiful part of NZ.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Snow in November

We are meant to be heading into Summer..... but this week have had snow down to ground level. Certainly lets you know that Jack Frost can still linger and appear whenever he so wishes.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Transport Thursday: A milk tanker

This is how milk is transported from the farms to the dairy factory. A very common site through town, as cows here are milked twice a day, you normally see these early in the morning, and late afternoon as they do their pick ups.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Church from a distance

This is a view of the country scenery with the church from here.
The distance is about 1 - 2km.

The local church

This is a beautiful old building in town.

Monday, November 3, 2008

A nice country scene

They say a picture speaks a thousand words...... I think this one is just beautiful.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Sign Saturday: Spotted at a petrol station

Everyday this petrol station has a new saying. This was the one on the sign when I was there one day. I found it quite funny, if not a tiny bit true.
(Sign Saturday is on Sunday due to Theme Day yesterday).

Saturday, November 1, 2008

November Theme Day: Books

As theme day is book, and this is a photo blog, here is a collection of photo albums. In this day and age it is not as easy to find these in peoples homes, as most photos are now digital.
I still like to have a collection in print though, nice to look through every now and again.
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Friday, October 31, 2008

Seals

Here are a few seals relaxing. They are a bit early for the season, soon this whole place will be covered in them. I will try to get some more photos at the height of their migration season.


(Sorry for the lack of photos this week from Milton Daily Photo. They were all uploaded and scheduled but blogger seems to have had it's own ideas. Anyway, we are back now)

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Saturday signs: The old sign....different angle

To see another angle of this sign, click here

Friday, October 24, 2008

North from Nugget Point

This is the view north. If you keep following the coast you will eventually come to the Toko River mouth, as seen here

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Transport Thursday: A school bus

Children come from far and wide around the district to attend school. This is a typical school bus seen around here.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

South from Nugget Point

Looking south from the point.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

View out to sea

Here is a view of the Pacific Ocean. If you look far enough you might see South America......... it is somewhere in the yonder. This day it was a bit rough, in the height of summer it can be quite calm here, and the rocks are covered with seals.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Nugget Point Lighthouse

This is the Nugget Point Lighthouse. Here are some of the credentials of this lighthouse:
  • Number: K4380
  • Date Commissioned: 4th July 1870
  • Date Automated: 1989
  • Position: 46º27'S 169º49'E
  • Elevation above sea level: 76metres
  • Height: 9.4metres
  • Character: flashes twice every 12 seconds
  • Range: 19 nautical miles (35 km)

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Saturday signs: An old one...

This sign was found on the fence at an old wood and coal suppliers yard.
The yard is no longer used, but the sign just appealed to me.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Sandy beaches

This is the beach nearby, at the river mouth. A nice place for a picnic.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Transport Thursday: Our local Ambulance

Our local ambulance service here is run by St John. The drivers and paramedics are volunteers, so without them the service wouldn't run. We only have one ambulance here.
The statistics for this ambulance for September are:
Kilometres travelled: 3662
Times out: 40
Medical: 29
Home accidents: 4
Road traffic accidents: 4
Not required: 3

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Litter

This is a cup from McDonalds that someone kindly deposited in the storm water drains instead of the rubbish bin. Funny though, the nearest McDonalds to here is about 55km away.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Lodge St John...... colour

Same building as yesterday, this time in colour

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Friday, October 10, 2008

Tokoiti

This is behind Milton, a little settlement called Tokoiti.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Transport Thursday - It's camper season

This camper van was spotted in the main street. There are a number of different companies that are around, this one is from the "Escape" company.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Power pole....... again

My wooden power poles again. I was just having fun with different angles they day I found these. See another version here.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Graffiti....... country style

I spotted this on someone's hedge. There is a blue line that runs the length of the hedge. I guess someone just got bored of graffiting the local buildings and attempted a hedge.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Silhouette

Just having some fun.......something different

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Saturday Signs: Can you spot the spelling mistake

These signs are attached to power poles throughout the town. They advertise different activites and services offered.
This one has a spelling mistake in it, can anyone find it?

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Transport Thursday - An oldie

Spotted this old crane down by the lake, it certainly hasn't been anywhere in quite some time.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Theme Day - Lines

Lines
These are the train tracks (lines) not far from me. No passenger services available, just freight trains, day and night.
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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Another one of the locals

I spotted this girl in a paddock while out walking day, she is very friendly.

Monday, September 29, 2008

One of the locals

This fella lives in a paddock not far from me. He just moseys around the paddock, except for a few weeks of the year when he disappears to do his business.

(Sorry for the lack of updates for the last few days, have been otherwise occupied, but rest assured, Milton Daily Photo is back in business)

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Glistening sun

A beautiful day

Monday, September 22, 2008

Plum blossom

Looking forward to Summer when hopefully all of this blossom turns into lovely plums.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Sunday Driving.......at the wrong time of day

This is what happens if you go for a Sunday drive at the wrong time........
you get stuck at a cow jam (these cows were crossing the road on their way to milking).