Tuesday, September 29, 2009
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When I photographed it this is all I got, I couldn't catch on image the rainbow like arcs radiating out from the setting sun, it sure looked great.
With a little bit of help from HDR you can see just a little bit more of the effect that I saw.
Posted by David Leggott at 11:30 AM
Saturday, September 19, 2009
As a kid I remember enjoying summer holidays playing in Isel Park.
Although these days there are less & less of the beautiful old 150yr old trees - recent storms over the last decade have decimated them unfortunately.
But in amongst it all there is a couple of grand size bird houses like these.
Posted by David Leggott at 9:25 AM
Friday, September 18, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
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Sunday, September 13, 2009
Low Tide Outlook from the western side of Monaco, Nelsons secluded almost "holiday" like peninsula suburb. Practically surrounded by water and with only one road in and out it was long favoured in the early days where city residents would have their "holiday bach."
The view is looking out, in a north easterly direction, toward one of the two seawater entrances to the South Islands largest estuary, Waimea Estuary. That's Rabbit Island centre of photo.
Posted by David Leggott at 10:52 AM
Saturday, September 12, 2009
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Thursday, September 10, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Today kicks off our regions start for the build-up to the Rugby World Cup in 2011, exactly 2 years away today.
Nelson will be hosting two pool matches, both involving the Italian team.
Todays event was the long lunch, read more here.
Posted by David Leggott at 3:35 PM
Monday, September 7, 2009
Panorama shot above of Nelson Airport. Looking down from the Princes Drive lookout and in a south westerly direction. Beyond the airport is the Waimea Inlet , the largest estuary in the South Island of New Zealand.
Depending on who you talk to, its New Zealands 4th or 5th busiest airport. Although Hamilton seems to be questioning that 4th rating of late on grounds of more international flights that have commenced their, over the last 12 months.
Posted by David Leggott at 2:19 PM
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Many lifestylers have moved into this area over the last 10-15 years. As its about 15-20 minutes at max to most parts of Nelson its been popular with new residents who still desire a bit of "country life" but in many cases work in Richmond, Stoke or Nelson.
And the fact that the whole area from Mapua up past Cable Bay is seaside hasn't been lost on locals either.
Posted by David Leggott at 10:33 AM
Saturday, September 5, 2009
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Thursday, September 3, 2009
There are many bowling clubs scattered around the Nelson / Tasman Bays area, and although usually associated with retired folk, of late their has been renewed interest from youngsters.
In fact some of the local schools have got on board and run competitions now.
Posted by David Leggott at 10:43 AM
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Every 4 years in Winter, Nelson Boys College, NZ's home of Rugby, hosts the "Quadrangular Tournament" This year they hosted the 83rd such tournament. Its been happening this way since 1925. Nelson College, Wanganui Collegiate, Christ's College and Wellington College teams compete at one of their colleges each year, and thats why it takes 4 years to get back here.
Posted by David Leggott at 3:29 PM