Saturday, May 19, 2012
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
….estuary in the South Island of New Zealand.
The Waimea Inlet is the largest enclosed estuary in the South Island. It is 3,455 ha in area, with an internal coastline of 65 km. Episodes of heavy sedimentation occurred in the 1960s and 70s affecting some of the more enclosed parts of the estuary.
And that is how the local council TDC (Tasman District Council) report it so.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
…..with world class views & vista’s like this
– surely there is no way this can last on the market for very long? (click for the hi-res version)
…..and wouldn’t be fair if I didn’t share with you the full 180 degree ridgy didge version would it …well it took long enough too render! (like usual click to see it)
Ooophs – no it would see the blog site here has an issue with an 11210 x 2244 image. If you’re interested email me and I’ll send it too you.
Monday, May 7, 2012
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Friday, May 4, 2012
Thursday, May 3, 2012
….brought a new compact camera this past weekend…one of those “holiday snaps” type of things, shockproof, 3m underwater proof, etc…. according to the shop salesperson.
Weirdly enough someone else must have been playing with it…because upon a “review” tonight I saw this.
…but I am not complaining….actually it looks pretty cool I reckon, What you see represented before you “yonder” is a representation of Nelsons “back to the future” site…Founders Park.
And this one appears to be Nelson towards the city….taken from a south-westerly perspective, the photog must have been somewhere up in the hills of Atawhai when he/she took this snap.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
…..that thing called the Nelson Haven…..is in reality….its really a heaven…..a safe haven.
…..I can tell you this because those 3 Russian/Ukrainian trawlers you can see top right in the background…..they are in fact not sitting on the seabed, they are parked up au Port Nelson.
As they have for many years. I don’t know if it is them or others before them, but 30~31 odd years ago when I worked down there at the Port, for what was then the NZ Apple & Pear Board…one of the most treasured items we looked forward to bargaining for, was, soon as those “ships docked” was those Russian “fur hats” and “boots.” Jackets / overcoats – yep that was a dream..on my wages then, I couldn’t afford them…but those that could…I' am sure that those overcoats would have kept a Polar Bear warm!
According to the agent who sold it last, and therefore conducted a heck of a lot of research…..that is what you
…..are looking at in these above two photos I took today. Reputedly the oldest continuously inhabited home in the whole of the South Island of New Zealand.
And not just that, what you are looking at here above is the oldest known “barn” in the whole of NZs South Island too!
There will be more to come….I was just stunned to find the amount of history at this location, and yes, you can buy it as its back on the market.
Now thats what they call “history”…..and on account of the fact that we are such a young country……any remnants termed so, ……well they should definitely be, at least to my way of thinking…… very dearly appreciated.