Tuesday, January 27, 2015

What a great experience it is…

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to visit this place when it operational. The chief controller on duty kindly sent an invite to me the other day (me ….being me from that “realtor with a drone” fraternity) to pop by for a visit.

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And I really did want to take some extra photos (as those who know me,….know I am want to do?) but apparently “protocol” comes into play. (Those guys definitely have the best “close up” view in Nelson)

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Still was great to meet the folk there and see what an incredibly stellar job they are doing.

One second we are having a conversation, and with-in the second (actually I think it was prolly part of a second if I’m honest about it) he had spun around … sat down … picked up something that looked like a normal “old school phone” handset” and started talking in, …in well lets just say a different language to you and me, for sure.

Monday, January 26, 2015

The Waimea Plains area…

 

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…of our Nelson / Tasman region ..

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….really is our local foodbowl.

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Such a massive beast…so..

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…real hard to imagine having to ground one to stop it tilting over like the news said happened over Europe way last week.

Just in case you missed it the other night….

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on Te Radars TV program…..chk out whats there upper left frame. Def adding to the deserts ambiance I’d say.

Down at the Airport today….

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…its starting to look like we could do with some rain soon.

I hear you ask me…?

 

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if I had an interest in yachting and the sea overall,

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could I possibly combine these interests in a place…

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…somewhere where perchance the wind…

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…well ideally where would be favourable “tradewinds…”

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Yes, I can answer, its called Nelson, New Zealand?

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Just for a moment there…

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I thought I caught a “moment” ….

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for the Nelson Pilot Boat….

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She’d been busy “assisting” someone else…

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….but when the chap in charge powered up the engines…

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….well gee I can tell you.. it really sounded great!