The banner picture for this blog site is a panoramic photo taken from our place, showing several iconic Central Otago landmarks: the Shakey Bridge over the Manuherikea River, the Shakey Bridge Cafe and vineyard,the Alexandra hills with the Clock-on-the-hill, and the road winding around to Graveyard Gully. The distinctive Central Otago tree colours show that the photo was taken in the autumn – and it also shows cross which is erected near the clock each Easter. The photo was taken by my clever photographer brother Greg. He has plenty more pics here or here. A view from the other side of the river is shown here. Check out that site for more information about Alexandra, including the current weather conditions. Here’s why I live there.