This first good snowfall for the winter

A typical NZ scene – happy sheep that have just been fed and they’re quite oblivious in their thick wool coats to the heavy snowfalls on the mountains.

Dunedin to the east of Wanaka, and Haast to the west

In the last few weeks I’ve been fortunate to visit both the east and west coasts of the South Island – so coast-to-coast. This was originally a green broadleaf growing on the banks of the Ellery River in South Westland… And on the other side of the island, we have the lighthouse at Tairoa Heads…

The nearby Cardrona Valley and a weather change

We’ve just had many days of settled weather in Wanaka and in winter this equates to either an inversion cloud base hanging over the town [where the temperatures actually are higher as one ascends – proved by going up to a ski area], or the skies stay clear and we have wicked frosts… And it’s…