recent polar blast that hit coastal Otago on Tuesday
last week was severe enough to close schools and keep
quite a few away from work. Despite many roads
being closed, and most sensible people hunkering down in
nice warm homes, Alan decided to pack his sleeping bag,
car chains and lunch and explore the Otago Peninsula in
his trusty 4WD- hopefully get some more shots for his
on-going series called Peninsula Dreams.
to Alan the wind hitting the ridges felt like it had
literally left the Antarctic a few minutes earlier.
'Bitterly beautiful, somehow after living down here for
close-on 22 years I'd never gotten around to exploring
the peninsula after a major snow-fall. I wasn't
disappointed, the windswept highland hills had a
wonderful primeval rawness to them and somehow the
wind-bent trees in the more exposed areas hang on for
dear life storm after storm. It felt wonderfully
isolated, certainly not like there was a city of 100 000
citizens half an hour away.'
you've enjoyed this recent work and we look forward to
showcasing some more in our next e-portfolio.
the meantime, keep warm this