Rather than tackle it in one big post, I’ll knock it off in several smaller, image-heavy posts over the next week or so. There will be birds. There will be lakes and hills and beaches. There will be more birds and a poorly-framed hector’s dolphin. I will, however, spare you the roadkill wallaby I saw near Lake Aviemore.
But for now, here’s a photo of my favourite mid-size town, the Steampunk Capital of New Zealand, Oamaru, as the southerly front approached on Thursday: