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Author Topic: Mt Pisa, Central Otago, New Zealand  (Read 3948 times)

HamishBrown

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Re: Mt Pisa, Central Otago, New Zealand
« Reply #15 on: December 29, 2014, 01:26:34 AM »
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Re: Mt Pisa, Central Otago, New Zealand
« Reply #16 on: December 29, 2014, 07:18:24 AM »
Hello Hamish and family thanks very much for all the pictures it was great to share some time in the mountains when we visited wish we could have stayed longer. I post a picture of Hamish and family fantastic team,  cheers Ian the Christie kind.
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Re: Mt Pisa, Central Otago, New Zealand
« Reply #17 on: December 29, 2014, 10:29:56 AM »
Hamish, your photos - as those in the Ben Nevis thread too, are a delight.

Interesting to see that Gentiana divisa is just coming into flower in your most recent pictures, while they were pretty much in full flower in the pix from last April - a long season for these wee plants.

How appealiing the various Myosotis are - I really like those.  8)
Thank goodness the weather was good enough to allow the group to  hit the heights!
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Re: Mt Pisa, Central Otago, New Zealand
« Reply #18 on: December 29, 2014, 10:33:40 AM »
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...... Here is a photo of the NZAGS members enjoying the lake and mountain views from the Pisa salt flats

Priceless photo - not one of them looking anywhere than on the ground at the polants!!  ;D ;D
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Re: Mt Pisa, Central Otago, New Zealand
« Reply #19 on: December 29, 2014, 01:04:03 PM »
I  am enjoying your trips, Hamish, while waiting for spring here up north. We are staying at our mountain cabin these days. The weather is usable for skiing but not plant hunting! It was down to -28C when we crossed the mountain plateau 3 days ago by car but now it is only -2C here. Much better for skiing.
Trond Hoy, gardening on the rainy west coast of Norway.

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Re: Mt Pisa, Central Otago, New Zealand
« Reply #20 on: December 31, 2014, 01:35:07 AM »
Thanks for your comments.

Ian, thanks for the photo.  We really enjoyed botanist with you and hope to meet you in Scotland soon.

Maggie.  This is the best way to spot an alpine plant lover, put them among the most beautiful scenery in the world and they wander around looking at their feet!!

Hoy, I am pleased you are enjoying our posts.

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Re: Mt Pisa, Central Otago, New Zealand
« Reply #21 on: December 31, 2014, 03:45:58 AM »
Hoy, your note about -28C makes me shiver in mid summer. The lowest temperature ever recorded in NZ was -21C, in central Otago about 8 years ago I think. We all thought the new ice age had arrived. ;D
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Re: Mt Pisa, Central Otago, New Zealand
« Reply #22 on: December 31, 2014, 07:16:59 AM »
Thanks for your comments.

Ian, thanks for the photo.  We really enjoyed botanist with you and hope to meet you in Scotland soon.

Maggie.  This is the best way to spot an alpine plant lover, put them among the most beautiful scenery in the world and they wander around looking at their feet!!

Hoy, I am pleased you are enjoying our posts.

Hamish, just look at my avatar and you understand why ;D
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Re: Mt Pisa, Central Otago, New Zealand
« Reply #23 on: December 31, 2014, 07:23:45 AM »
Hoy, your note about -28C makes me shiver in mid summer. The lowest temperature ever recorded in NZ was -21C, in central Otago about 8 years ago I think. We all thought the new ice age had arrived. ;D

Lesley, it's not that bad inside a car ;)
The coldest I have experienced outside is -35C but some places in Norway experience -40C almost every year. The all time low is  -51.4C and the warmest is +35.6C.
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Re: Mt Pisa, Central Otago, New Zealand
« Reply #24 on: January 01, 2015, 07:02:04 AM »
Hoy, that cold sounds nasty.  Perhaps next winter you should come down to NZ for some off season botanising.
 

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Re: Mt Pisa, Central Otago, New Zealand
« Reply #25 on: January 01, 2015, 08:11:34 AM »
Well, dry cold isn't that bad, wet, windy weather is worse.

Hamish, I would love to go to NZ and it is high up on my list!
But a friend and I have already some plans for next winter . . . . so maybe the year after that!
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Re: Mt Pisa, Central Otago, New Zealand
« Reply #26 on: January 05, 2015, 07:38:31 AM »
Hoy, I hope you can get down here the following winter (our summer).  I have just put up another post to further entice you.

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Re: Mt Pisa, Central Otago, New Zealand
« Reply #27 on: January 05, 2015, 09:34:45 PM »
I did see that. I am very tempted!

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