Near Wanaka is the little Otago crossroads of Luggate, where Church Road deaks off to the famous Red Bridge. Travel guide pictures of the landmark abound, so I didn’t need to stop. Line up some junked old trucks, on the other hand… Battered, bent, and broken accident victims, banished to the empty lot, forlorn and […]
Soaring peaks burnished in a smoky red sunset. Fair-weather altocumulus clouds streaking across the sky. A pipeline runs through it. Un-interred, this pipe was languishing behind the abandoned Greenwood Coal Mine Historical Site, across the street from Blairmore, Alberta.
World War II defense for Lyttelton Harbour/Whakaraupo was established at Godley Heads gun emplacements. Twisting and exposed, it was a treacherous haul across the volcanic Port Hills to Christchurch. Warning shots were never fired, and the Big Guns were never actually installed before the war ended. Incurring considerable damage during the recent earthquakes, much of […]
Behind our Ashburton lodging grew a potato patch. Behind the potato patch withered a row of little old cars. The land owner had erected a flash new Quonset to showcase his bright, shiny, restored car collection. I left a note on the locked gate. The spud grower phoned, and through his rather muddy accent, said […]
Reeds in a Smoky Sunset Clearwater Lake nestled on the Chilcotin Plateau beside the lonesome Freedom Highway on the drive out to Bella Coola. Forest fire smoke turned the sun a vibrant red as it sank over the Coastal mountains. Diptych was two 30 x 48 inch High Gloss Metal prints for an accountant’s board […]
Moose, porpoise, grouse, squirrel, fish – spirit animal apparitions in a crumpled hunk of junk up at Gavin & Shirley MacInroy’s scrap yard, on Old Hedley Road, near Princeton, BC. Gavin’s youthful vocation was in the logging industry. Retirement days are now occupied with unique recreational activities such as cutting flunked school buses in half.