Marking out the key features
Marking out the key features
Number 30 - 14th Nov 2008
Setting off... I was so hectic running around packing I almost forgot to take a shot - this is a quick one of the car wheel before we hit the road.
First day of tramping - we walked from Half Moon Bay to Port William Hut, about 1/2 way along the track is Maori Beach where there are some old remains from an early Sawmill on the island. This shot is of those remains.
Number 33 - 17th Nov 2008
We stayed put in the hut on Tuesday (thankgoodness we had taken a couple of books with us!). It rained and blew a howling gale for most of the day and night. There was the odd bit of sunshine - enough for me to step out of the hut and take this shot of Bungaree beach at any rate. It was a lovely spot to rest up before heading back to Port William.
When we got back to Port William (it only took us 4 & 1/2 hours on the return trip) we were covered in mud up to our knees, we had to go down to the beach and have a swim and scrub all the mud off our legs. There was a nice couple staying on this boat pictured who must have seen us and came up later that night with the most delicious freshly caught and cooked blue cod for us for dinner, it was very much appreciated!!!! :)
Number 36 - 20th Nov 2008
Port William to North Arm Hut (Rakiura Track) - this is the view from the North Arm Lookout - to the left of the image is Oban (the township of Stewart Island). I'm so pleased it wasn't raining or particularly windy when we got here!
Number 37 - 21st Nov 2008
Back in Half Moon Bay this was the state of my boots, although they had been alot worse I didn't think to take a photo of them until this point.
Number 38 - 22nd Nov 2008
Saturday morning was spent walking round trying to find my friend Jack who was meant to take us out on the boat to see the Salmon farm but Jack kindly forgot (he got busy drinking with the boys - typical!!! LOL) so we went sight seeing instead. This particuarly interesting tree was on the Raroa walk.
Number 39 - 23rd Nov 2008
More sight seeing - I was playing with the motion setting on my camera. These were taken at Butterfield's Beach.
Number 40 - 24th Nov 2008
Leaving Stewart Island for New Zealand as my friend Friday always says. This is a shot from the back of the Ferry as we quickly zoomed away from the dock.
Number 43 - 27th Nov 2008
Today I went out to check on my tomatoes that I planted yesterday and saw that my peony had finally opened! Gotta love the gorgeous flowers!
I'm getting in early with these images today - I have my presentation this morning so wanted to get the photos taken and uploaded before I did that. This is my finished tic tac toe game - the pieces have been cast out of bronze (see earlier posts for photos of the process). I'm really happy with the outcome!!!
PLEASE NOTE: This will be my last entry for a while. I'm leaving tomorrow to go tramping around Stewart Island - don't worry, I'll still be taking photos but I just wont be able to post them until I return - expect to see all my glorious photos uploaded around the 1st of December!
A green flame rising from the melting pot
My mould after all 7 coats of ceramic slurry and sand
Melting the wax to remove the ceramic cup created in the center of the mould to allow the wax to melt out
All the moulds in the basket ready to go into the burner
Jamie and Scott opening the burner
Putting the basket of moulds into the burner
Burner all closed up with moulds inside
The process begins.... first there is smoke
Then there is fire!!!!
More photos of the bronze casting pour will follow :)