It was a shock to discover that a respected Kiwi Blogger died suddenly last Wednesday. I first found Dodderyoldfart’s blog – Rest Area 300m – via another and enjoyed seeing his posts pop up my feed-reader. It was gentle blog which revealed a wonderful sense of humour.
He worked on the roads in a beautiful part of the world, making all our lives safer, and entertained many with his blog as the comments on his final post “Dig This” reveal. As a tribute I’ll share a few photos from a drive to New Plymouth, through what I’ll forever refer to as “Dodderyoldfart country”.
Thanks Doddery, you’ll be missed.
I’ll quote Oswalds post in full, it’s how I heard the news & is a wonderful tribute:
Oswald Bastable's Ranting: RIP
A well known NZ blogger died suddenly this morning.
Dodderyoldfart had a unique blog. By all accounts he was the only known road worker blogger (I had tried to verify this and was unable to find any other!)
His blog was also unique in being always good humoured and devoid of any politics!
I would visit every weekday to see what the latest amusing picture would be.
Most blogs vanish by the wayside, but this one will truly be missed.
UPDATE 02–06–2007: Oswald has set up “New Zealand Back Country – A collection of NZ images from the Back Country” as a Memorial to Dodderyoldfart & his Rest Area 300M Blog.