Tuesday, January 31, 2012

That Sinking Feeling….


driving back from a visit to the council this afternoon


and I glanced out seaward along Wakefield Quay…


“come again….” I said to myself….that doesn’t look right…..usually the Nelson <-> Kateriteri <-> Abel Tasman ferry docks here at the pontoon (as you see in the photo) but no today she was on a different mission…and when I looked a little closer….


….. sure enough it definitely wasn’t right.

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The Nelson Mail report on their website about how this yacht came to be like this….. read the story here.

Not the Landrover?

Question is though….could it really disguise itself in the Kiwi bush….


….a Kiwi take on camouflage for this old skool Landrover. Can just imagine Meryl Streep driving this too!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Even these sailors will surely….


…love Nelson, after all we put the usually Nelson weather on for their arrival.

Guess it had to happen one day…



…big city living now transposed onto Nelson suburban sections.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Whether it’s off the pier…..


and Nelson has quite a few publicly accessible sites…


or out for the day in a charter boat, fishing remains a very popular hobby in the Top of the South.

Friday, January 27, 2012

At the end of the line….


was a large object, just about ready to pounce!


Fun was had by all at the Annual Kite Festival in Neale Park last weekend


although there certainly seemed to be an animal theme going on.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Feels just like 1969….


but the photo was taken only just this past week!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Read that again….


footpath sign outside local coffee establishment.

Monday, January 23, 2012

The “build it and they will come…”


that didn’t quite ……..


get finished down at Tahunanui Beach.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Much Kitesurfing fun…


was happening last night…


this time down the back beach way.

Exercise on the beach…


and what better place to be


than here in Nelson at Tahunanui, or…


in the water nearby.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Three faces of Lake Rotoiti - Nelson Lakes

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or rather the effect on the lake of the different light last night captured from the Snapit HD

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webcam that has been

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placed up at St. Arnaud.

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Times that the photos were taken are imprinted on each photo above.

If you’d like to see this webcam in your browser, then head on over here.

Related article – What to Do at “the Lakes

Thursday, January 19, 2012

How to confuse shepherds…

…surely you’ve heard the old saying re Shepherds warning……


Nelsons sky this morning


Nelsons sky this evening.


And from the Snapit HD webcams, here’s the view they had over at Kaiteriteri this morning


and this evening as the sun was setting.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Will it fall?


Many folk think twice before walking under this sculpture down at the BBQ area behind our world famous in NZ beach, Tahunanui.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Summertime is all about swimming isn’t it…



don’t matter even if you launch into the water from the Main Rd does it?


(one of NSNs fav spots at high tide very near Tahuna Beach)

Monday, January 9, 2012

Nothing as much fun as a Monster Water Sprinkler


is there? And it turns out one was available this afternoon.


Perhaps a council worker forgot to shut it down in time…


…no matter….some kids just created some of the best summertime memories of their lives.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Got a bit carried away with the HDR this morning I did…


original picture here, but when I saw the cloud combinations up there this Saturday morning


it was quite obviously a mixture that was begging to have the HDR treatment.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Thursday, January 5, 2012

OK …so the suns not quite out yet…but


down the Marlborough Sounds……


….you can still have ….


….a heck of a lot of fun.

Or…perhaps I’m hinting at the other activities that I should have exposed to you, those that could really only be termed “Jet Ski Heaven.”


Clarity of images is compromised because for the one occasion out of the last 2 years,


I only had a basic camera….


The sun did finally come out….


At the end of the day Pop (that’s me) was incredibly happy though to see son-in-law rowing grandsons (for the first time ever) around the spot where they have summer holiday’d for the last 30 – 40 years.Yup, that there…..that what Xmas is about.