|Roadside warning for Icy Roads|
|View towards Bannockburn from paert way up the hill to the |
Dhana took me to a local store in Clyde where they sell local merino wool, and I decided that my birthday present to myself would be some merino wool for knitting a cardigan. Most of the merino wool gets sent to China for processing, then it is sent back here to turn into "New Zealand made" merino clothing. This wool is carded and spun etc. IN New Zealand.
We spent Monday evening 'classing' Walnuts - they have many walnut trees - at least 6 varieties - and we did a tasting / description. I had never thought about there being different varieties of Walnut before. Wine to cleanse the palate.
|View of the goldworkings from down below|
The drive back to Dunedin was uneventful - with the highlights being my stop for a coffee at the Vulcan Hotel (yes, Star Trek Fans) at St. Bathans, and the discovery of a wild-boar decorated fence between Alexandra and Ranfurly, and the 'New Zealand Gothic' mural I found at Wakouwaiti. I also stopped for lots of views / exposures of geological interest.
|New Zealand Gothic ? Mural at Wakouaiti|
|Vulcan Hotel at St. Bathans|
Right now I feel like a kid in a candy store - I just got my online journal access - I get get the full text of almost any journal I want. It is absolutely wonderful after the limited access we get at SCSU. I am now trying to teach myself how to use refworks properly so I can put them all in a bibliographic database.
|Detail of fence 'decoration'|
|Fence between Alexandra and Ranfurly|