Making sense of my photography hobby in retirement

Oakland

I saw it as we turned into the driveway. I’m a sucker for old things and just had to go and have a look. One thing lead to another and the next think was that I had to have a photograph (or two…).  The object of my attention is just past the hay bales in my previous post at the Opihi Vineyard, which was our lunch destination on the way to Aoraki Mt Cook. This old truck is similar to that driven by Jed Clampett in the 1960s TV series “The Beverley Hillbillies”, and in a similar state of dilapidation.  Its quite  a trek to get to the vineyard from Christchurch and is definitely not on the main route to Mt Cook, but it was worth the detour. Not only was the lunch delicious, but I got to meet Oakland!

Oakland, Opihi Vineyard, South Canterbury, New Zealand, Copyright Chris Gregory 2013

Sneak Peek

Oakland, Opihi Vineyard, South Canterbury, New Zealand, Copyright Chris Gregory 2013

Badge of Honor

Oakland, Opihi Vineyard, South Canterbury, New Zealand, Copyright Chris Gregory 2013

On the Block(s)

6 responses

  1. MistressCinder

    I love stuff like that too. I would definitely take a picture. : )

    February 11, 2013 at 11:07 am

    • Many thanks for your comment. Many times the “out of the way” produces some wonderful surprises. Regards, Chris G

      February 11, 2013 at 11:18 am

  2. Peripatetic Eric

    Those unexpected finds are the best ones. It looks like one of those “cartoon” cars!

    February 11, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    • Thanks for our comment Eric. That was one of the first thoughts that came into my mind. Regards, Chris G

      February 11, 2013 at 1:39 pm

  3. twoscamps

    Detours are almost always rewarding!

    February 11, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    • Thanks Maureen. More detours coming in future posts. Chris G

      February 11, 2013 at 1:50 pm

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