To A Sight Such As This
I thought we’d end the week with a Stewart Island sunset from the observation point about the town. As far as distance goes it’s not a long way from the main bay and shops, however there is a very big hill to tackle on your way which certainly slowed me down.
To a sight such as this – Buy
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And All Is Silent
Here’s another sculpture, this one’s by artist Russell Beck and was made in 2002. It marks the entrance to Rakiura National Park on Stewart Island. This chain link sculpture symbolises the mythological link between the waka (canoe) of Maui and the anchor stone. According to the legend, Maui fished up Te Wai Pounamu (the South Island) and anchored it with Rakiura (Stewart Island). I also believe they’ve made a matching chain link sculpture on the mainland at Bluff.
And All Is Silent – Buy
Competition – Give Away
I decided it’s time to give away some art. I’ve got this lovely 18 x 12 inch print of Dunedin’s historical home, Olveston to give away. It’s mounted, framed, finished with glass and has a value of $400. The great thing is that it’s all ready to be hung and an enjoyed in your home, office, flat, or wherever you desire.
Printing by the The Photo Gallery in Dunedin.
Mounting and framing by Gallery De Novo in Dunedin. Continue reading Rakiura National Park
In Existence, All The Morning Absorbing.
It’s quite absorbing to walk through a town first thing in the morning before everyone has woken up. I always feel like I have to whisper in case I wake someone up! This is Oban on Stewart Island at about 5:30/6am in the morning on the last day of 2016. We ended the day at the South Seas Hotel which is the two story building with the red roof you can see in the distance which was a very lively place to end the year.
In existence, all the morning absorbing – Buy
Out Of The Blue
If ever the term “the peace was shattered” applies to a place or village, then Araomana, 38 years ago today must surely be it. The news media around New Zealand on the 14th November 1990 was fixated on the tiny, seaside village where 13 people died by being shot by local David Gary over a 23 hour period.
Today there is a lovely memorial to remember those 13 people with the words: Loving memories of those who died at Aramoana on 13th November 1990.
In memory of: Garry Holden, Jasmine Holden, Rewa Bryson, Jim Dickson, Tim Jamieson, Vic Crimp, Leo Wilson, Dion Percy, Ross Percy, Vanessa Percy, Aleki Tali, Chris Cole, Sgt. Stu Guthrie.
Aramoana Spit: From the heart with love – Buy
Spectators watch the 2017 South Island surfing championships held at Aramoana – Buy
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Upon The Light Of A New Dawn.
Stewart Island is a wonderful place and the great thing is the whole town of Oban is completely walkable. This means that if you’re chasing a sunrise you don’t have to travel to far in the dark, early morning hours. This is the sunrise I caught over Halfmoon Bay on one morning on the stunning and amazing Stewart Island.
Upon the light of a new dawn – Buy