Monday, August 31, 2009

St Pauls at Upper Moutere

Back in the early 1840's, 140 German immigrants arrived on the Sankt Pauli and created the small village of Sarau. Today we know it as Upper Moutere.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

The Race is On

Pacific Blue, Air New Zealand and Jetstar all on the way to Christchurch. Seen above this am while out walking the dog.
All three usually arrive within a few minutes of each other either side of 8am in Christchurch.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Matai River - near Collingwood St

The Matai River winds down from the Matai Valley through Nelson and empties into the Nelson Haven. There are many riverside walks available and this photo shows one near where the river runs under the Collingwood St bridge.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Rocks Road Seaside

Rocks Road Nelson at low tide. Looking in a northerly direction towards Post Nelson. In many spots along Rocks Rd, the council has placed stairways down from the road to the shore line, these steps are more commonly used by locals to go for a dip in the protected waters of the haven when the tides are fuller.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Panorama Drive View

View from near the top of Panorama Drive in Stoke. Looking out in a West South West direction

Monday, August 24, 2009

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Tahunanui Beach - Nelson

Saturday high tide at 10:09am was, at around 4.5m, amongst the highest daylight tides of the year.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Local Cows

Local Cows are an intelligent lot.

Gary Larsen would be happy.

One of the Lowest Low tides of the Year

It was that last night, there's another low tide Sat afternoon around 5pm, and prior that one of the highest tides of the year about 11am.
The photo above shows the area beside Rocks Rd, a km or two north of Tahuna Beach.
Its not hard to imagine those old seafarers not looking forward to entering Nelson Haven.
Thats the whole reason they used dynamite to blow a "Cut" in the Boulder Bank to allow shipping a safer passage into Port Nelson.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

On the Job panorama

One of the "hazards" of working in Nelson.

Nelson is about Lifestyle

As these kayakers illustrate, enjoying a meander on the high tide just off Monaco, Stoke.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Monaco - Stoke - Nelson

Many residents live in Nelsons quaint seaside suburb. It juts out from the mainland on its own little peninsula and was a place where in olden times many Nelsonians had their holiday "baches".
As you can see easy of access to water activities is a prime reason many like the area.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Iconic Nelson Scene

This photo shows Haulashore Island middle of photo, "The Cut" behind that and then southern end of The Boulder Bank heading off to the north middle right of shot. Tasman Bay is centre right of photo.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Perfect Day at St. Arnaud - Nelson Lakes National Park

Start here....

This will become I hope a regular compendium of photos / pictures taken around our region of Nelson in the "Top of the South."
That means the top of the South Island in New Zealand.