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April 28th 2010
Published: April 28th 2010
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Nevis Valley payment systemNevis Valley payment system
Nevis Valley payment system

2 x DB stubbies payment to go and look at relics
Cattle stopCattle stop
Cattle stop

SI cattle have been trained to stop and have a rest!
CromwellCromwell
Cromwell

View of Cromwell from the Nevis Road south of Bannockburn
Road to MacetownRoad to Macetown
Road to Macetown

This guy hurriedly overtook us all, we came round the corner and found them stuck - oh dear! how sad
MacetownMacetown
Macetown

Fruit trees planted by the original miners are still producing - yummy apples!
MacetownMacetown
Macetown

The lost twin of thriving Arrowtown - abandoned gold mining town established in 1862. Two buildings have been restored. Fruit trees still produce, and daffodils flower here in spring delineating long lost gardens and paths.
Macetown trackMacetown track
Macetown track

Al found a new form of garaging.
Skippers RdSkippers Rd
Skippers Rd

On the Skippers Rd, looking down at the Shotover River.
Pipeline Bungy bridgePipeline Bungy bridge
Pipeline Bungy bridge

103 metre bungy bridge in Skippers Canyon
Skippers CanyonSkippers Canyon
Skippers Canyon

Nearly at Mt Aurum Station, Skippers Rd
Skippers Canyon BridgeSkippers Canyon Bridge
Skippers Canyon Bridge

This structure was built in about 1903 and is 71 metres above the river - one vehicle at a time please.
Shotover RiverShotover River
Shotover River

The river 71 metres below the bridge.


6th May 2010

great photos
And it was also great to see you back in town briefly. You both look great, and as the old song says "you'll live so long you'll wish you were dead". What bloody old song? I hear the Bishop say. Well, of course, "with black strap molasses an a wheat germ bread". Don't worry about it, before youre time, or yours Cathy anyway. Kindest regards.
12th May 2010

Adventure!
Just loving the blog Kathy, so happy to see you and Dave living it, and educating us!!! So much that isn't evident in the tourist mags. Have fun you two xox Jan and girls
12th May 2010
Nevis Valley payment system

Stubbies?
I wonder if I could try this in AUKS with a twist... sav blanc? Cute!!
12th May 2010
Nevis Valley

Above worry level :-)
Love the sense of humour coming out of the SI!
12th May 2010
Road to Macetown

Men and mud huh... susp you were in the cab Kathy - toes dry :-)

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