Last weekend I went into the field in Central Otago chasing down a hotly debated erosion surface with one of my former grad school colleaguess. We drove past the NIWA meteorological Research Station.
|Entrance to Station|
|For my Meteorology colleagues: Lauder Meteorological Research Station.|
Nestled between sheep stations in Central Otago.
I also availed myself of the free offer (free with NZGS Conference enrollment from November 2012) from Taylor and Francis of free access to some of their Journals online ...up until Jan 31st (so, I did it on the 31st, of course), and I got a huge stack of pdfs of papers that I would never normally be able to access at St. Cloud.
|View from Duffers Saddle in Central Otago|
|It was good weather. My car seems to be doing okay,|
although I baby it somewhat on the gravel roads.
|Bendigo - remnants from the gold-mining days in the 1860's|
|The Wedderburn Pub + ute|
We did run in to a farmer herding his sheep along the road; him in the ute, with windows open, calling to the dog who was doing the work. They let us go past, which disrupted the sheep somewhat.
|Sheep in front of Ute in distance.|
|Sheep as we go past them|
|Looking back on ... I can't recall which range ...|
|Heading towards Ophir in Central Otago at the end of the day|
|And, of course, I have to have a picture of the iconic Cromwell fruit.|
Been eating lots of it - picked up from roadside fruit stands.
Which means I'm heading out of town over the weekend - going to see the Manapouri power station / scheme in Fiordland, and get some walking in - I hope. It is still unseasonably warm / dry here, so lets hope that lasts over the weekend.