Sunday, March 1, 2015

Kids Bored this Sunday…

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…still time to get them out the Steam Museum

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out at Pigeon Valley…

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…near Wakefield…

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…for their Country Family Fair today March 1st.

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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Nelsonians ask “Whats with the Orange Buoy?”

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at first I thought it was a training aid for one of the increasing number of ocean swimmers we see in summer months…

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but alas…

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…turns out as the Nelson Mail reports they are principally aimed to be used as VERY VISIBLE flotation / storage devices, which certainly generated some local resident interest…

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Swimmers' buoys spark concern over 'suspicious' activity in marine reserve

 

Vigilance and visibility key factors

 

Vigilant residents protect reserve

Monday, February 23, 2015

Out in Tasman Bay tonight..

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….is a rather unique vessel, one of the 2 or 3 current Mighty Servants.

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One of the few ships in the world that can “sink on command.”

You give way…

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…no you give way….…bit busy at the entrance to Port Nelson the other morning.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Low Tide - Check, Summer - Check…

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….location Nelson - Check - ok it must be fun times!

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Plus …surprise…surprise…even local Nelsonians love it too!

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AND the 2015 News Flash for Nelsonians is …..get ready for this one…..on Sat 21st Feb 2015 we will have whats more than likely to be one of the biggest daytime tides of the year…around about 8 - 8.15am at 4.7m.

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AND then after that…if you really want to go walking…like this…

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..then that same afternoon…

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….the predictions say we will get a 0.2m tide (compared to the 4.7m tide 6 hrs ago)

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…so you could just about walk or paddle (Smile  ) to Haulashore Island.

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At the least make sure you take the family /kids down for some fun. They will remember!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Bit out of town…but…

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…following on from yesterdays post….

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…just wanted to make sure your….

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… are 100% aware of the scenery….

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….that I experience when I make the bi-monthly trip to Christchurch…

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….to visit the kids and the grandkids.

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Sunday, February 15, 2015

And another reason to pull across to the side…

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….off the road safely..

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…to take a picture….down under here in New Zealand’s South Island.

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