Andrew's visit to Queenstown, February 2011 . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Andrew from Melbourne visited Queenstown during 14 - 16 February as part of a photographic promotion.
I and my partner Maggie went across for a visit, and here is a brief record of the event. Olympus E-3.
Here is the hotel Andrw was domiciled at - Heritage in the yellow late afternoon light.
The view from the same spot of the so-named "Remarkables" mountain range and Lake Wakatipu
includes some of the Queenstown scenery. The late afternoon light does not do justice to that view.
Turn 90 degrees to the right and move your feet a little, and this is another view; Walter Peak across Lake Wakatipu.
Across the street, beside the top of the cable-car and the restaurant on Bob's Peak, a hang-glider was cavorting rather exuberantly in the air.
We heard later that the up-slope wind failed and he had to land in the lake. Oh Dear !
The trees here are Douglas fir from North America which have self-sown and are growing exceptionally well.
Much to the consternation of local environmentalists who regard them as a weed.
Just before Andrew was highjacked off for a meal, I asked Maggie to photograph him and me together.
She took just the one shot and I have had to crop and adjust quite a bit.
I hope I don't always look so gormless :-( I think I was watching to see what Maggie did with the camera,
at the same time turning sideways to prevent spectacles reflecting!
I really must put some weight on; I'm getting *really* thin.
So ended a memorable visit !!