Thursday, August 21, 2014

Sunday, August 17, 2014

InterIslander flagship Kaitaki in Nelson this weekend…


…and why is she here?

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After establishing our Port as ….


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

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the Nelson Mail reports ….


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


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.


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.


Saturday, August 16, 2014

Evidence of some pretty high tides…


..this past week at Tahunanui Beach in Nelson.


Friday, August 8, 2014

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Most personal plates I ignore…but…



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

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The #GigatownNSN Campaign is on…


…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….


in our region….


…especially so if you live in Nelson itself.


Even managed to get one of mine ….


…on the National TV1 weather tonight.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Another ubiquitous shot…


…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…


…playing or feeding this week just off Tahunanui Beach,


…unfortunately I didn’t have my ultra zoom camera


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