I was making my way along the sandy track over Urra Moor when I noticed the catoptric morning sun on a myriad of small bogs and pools far, far in the distance.
I took a photo expecting to be able to identify the location but …
At first I thought it might be Jewel Mere on Rosedale West Moor (SE 705 952).
Not convinced — the Jewel Mere complex of pools is at most 300 metres wide and at least 12km away.
And the fields and woods don’t add up; there is a distinctive road climbing a ridge to the left.
Technical clues: I was at about NZ 599 015, around the 440 metre contour, time 10:30 am. View direction approximately south-east. The immediate high ground will be Cockayne Ridge.