Thursday, January 20, 2011

Captains – retire to Nelson….

Why?

Well, I talked about it the other day when it was reported, and I mentioned that a group of Nelsonians favoured Wednesdays down near the Marina……to launch and have a “few races” with their remote controlled model (“RC”) yachts.

No probs because that now seems to be standard practice…”in town.”

What’s transpired since then…..?

Well actually there have been plenty something happenings since then,

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I mentioned the other day about the Tahunanui “Modellers Pond” and……

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…well now that the Nelson City Council has acted……(frankly after much intense local feedback…)

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…and has finally filled up the Modellers Pond with many thousands and thousands of litres of water….

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………its full potential has been realised in 2010/11 just like it has always been for decades before.

However when I went out last Saturday with “mutley”…..I was pleasantly surprised….

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……strangely enough…………not by the photographer making the most of the location & sunny weather nearby…

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……..no it was more about spotting a relaxed group …just down the road in my home suburb of Stoke…peacefully enjoying their hobby oblivious to the bridal couple just about 10m away.

It was not hard to spot the fact that 99% of them were very possibly from a “retired” background. But hey that’s part of the fun here in Nelson.

With your hard earned “retired” time thrust upon you…..you don’t have to drive more than 2-3 minutes to find somewhere relaxing to pursue a hobby that “perhaps” you didn’t even know you were going to enjoy.