Thursday, August 21, 2014

Sunday, August 17, 2014

InterIslander flagship Kaitaki in Nelson this weekend…

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…and why is she here?

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After establishing our Port as ….

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a “one stop shop” for ship / vessels / rigs repairs/surveys…..

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the Nelson Mail reports ….

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……that like her sister ship, Interislander ferry “Arahura” back in 2010……shes in port for some work and to have Lloyds re-survey her.

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As you can see in the upper centre right of this photo from …..

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Port Nelsons webcam Sunday lunchtime, they are working to a deadline already alright.

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After tweeting about it earlier, a real side benefit of SOC MED showed itself right away,

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…the ability for locals to discuss and be informed. When queried about Nelson having a regular Wellington to Nelson service I initially got confused and answered back with Bluebridge lines “Straitsman”, but in fact it was the Kent.

And thanks to Twitter member @ayeletfleming for directing me to the below page that confirmed that.

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I must admit I was puzzled because I recall seeing it come into Port a few times and the online outline of the Straitsman didn’t fit what I remember.

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Apparently Bluebridge / Strait Shipping sold her in 2010. When you see the profile of the Kent ( & as in above pic) you’ll understand what I mean, it was quite unique in that respect.

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Evidence of some pretty high tides…

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..this past week at Tahunanui Beach in Nelson.

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Friday, August 8, 2014

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Most personal plates I ignore…but…

 

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I was amused by this one spotted in Nelson. #gigatownNSN

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The #GigatownNSN Campaign is on…

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…and even if you don’t have a PC you can visit the new office next to the NCC building on Halifax St to sign up!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Awesome evening skies this time of year….

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in our region….

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…especially so if you live in Nelson itself.

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Even managed to get one of mine ….

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…on the National TV1 weather tonight.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Another ubiquitous shot…

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…of the church steps leading up to the Christ Church Cathedral. This time, taken in winter.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

To those of you wanting photos of those Dolphins…

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…playing or feeding this week just off Tahunanui Beach,

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…unfortunately I didn’t have my ultra zoom camera

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and this is all I got! Drat. Still as they say….”any days a good day when you see a dolphin…”