Spending Nov-April in one area on New Zealand’s South Island has given me new insights to the seasons. Cedar Lodge is located very near the southwestern divide of the South Island, and we get all kinds of weather at all times of the year. It would seem that more snow fell in February (mid-summer) than it did in November (spring) this year on the peaks near the lodge.
Like the Fall season on the 45th parallel North in Oregon, Fall is quickly becoming my favorite time of year on the Southern hemisphere’s 45th. Here are a few photos from a couple of amazing days on New Zealand’s west coast.
I was fortunate enough to get invited to head out on the ocean with a couple of local pals. It was fantastic to sea the rugged beauty of the South Island from the sea. We found a few fish as well. Fishing with 20 ounces of lead at 1000 feet (seriously 330 meters ) is the antithesis of stalking trout and presenting dry flies but it was a blast!
Blue Nose and Crayfish! Sweet Tucker!