Monday, October 31, 2011

Monaco – one of the joys of living…


C360_2011 Monaco

…here is the easy of which parents can participate with their children in water activities. Literally “across the road” from home.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Double Dose of Fireworks in Nelson…

….this weekend it was.Photo below was taken 7.5km away.


There was the official opening of the 2011 – 2012 speedway season out at Tahuna Beach Holiday Park Top of the South Speedway at Lower Richmond.

30-10-2011 fleet fireworks

Last Friday night was the traditional start to the Blessing of the Fleet celebrations I talked about here a few days ago.

I couldn’t make that one, but the Nelson Mail covered it with a photo on Saturdays front page.

With the 5th November coinciding with Saturday next weekend, it may just be one that the local cats, dogs and chickens won’t forget in a hurry.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

New Zealands Cycle Trail is definitely…..

taking shape.

There’s a bit of New Zealand history here too. That being the new cycle route pretty much follows the path of New Zealands first railway line….


Witness yet another additional contribution from the “Top of the South”….and you can encounter it …right here!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Guess who made TVOne News tonight….?

Ok, another chance….spot the name about to be spelled out in the blue box at top left of screen….


….now what could come next……….?


Yep …… my photo did.make it.


and here below it is……above

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…and here in the flesh so to speak

As I mentioned last night on Nelson Real Estate, it t’was the most excellent sunset of the year in my personal opinion.

And I attempted to prefice that by stating the “sunbeam factor.”


Weirdly enough about 60 seconds before I got the real camera out….I snapped this with the i9000 and in hindsight it shows at best (albeit….unfortunately in a too small  frame size) the beautiful moment that I was trying / attempting to capture.

Last night, I thought afterwards that I’d quickly check back on the various webcams that I have linked on Nelson Real Estate…and guess what?

It turned out that verification of the fabulous vistas I was experiencing….well…this time… turns out that they couldn’t help.

It would seem they are more attuned to wintertime sunsets,

Probably my current favourite photo of….

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Port Nelson.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Blessing of the Fleet is this Saturday

The Blessing is an annual commemorative service is for the families of those who have lost loved ones at sea and a reminder to the public, not only to the role the fishing industry in our community, but also to the often dangerous conditions & weather endured at sea by these mariners.


Most of the official duties will take place at the Mariners monument down on the Quay….


….in sight of the many vessels that come into Port, and that go back out to the Ocean.

The 2011 Blessing of the Fishing Fleet was originally scheduled for July 23, but because the Nelson City Council was conducting works along the foreshore,


it was decided to postpone the Blessing til this Saturday, the 29th Oct 2011.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

First on the Crime scene…


unlocking the door to view the property I heard a “grrrr….”

Now I wonder what we have here’

……just another day in the life of a Nelson Property Consultant.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

When it rains over the whole country


you can be rest assured that there is one part where the sun still shines!

Any chance of work in Nelson for a …


specialist in sails or yacht rigging…..hmmm “don’t know?” But know one thing…there’s tons of inventory at Port Nelson.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Ex NZ Prime Minister has hand in Allblack salute

The local paper, the Nelson Mail reports that;

Nelson artist Anne Rush and her sister, Jenny Shipley, former prime minister of New Zealand, dressed the sculpture before last Sunday's semifinal

They also couldn’t help but draw a parallel with the stance of the Seafarers Memorial bearing ….


…a resemblance to the infamous photo of Piri Weepu that has been doing the rounds of the internet.

Full story here; Seafarers sculpture is backing black

Can I count the reasons why….

I just love living here….lets see…I’ve just got home from work….and instead of the neighbours fence….all I can see is this!


to the west…hmmm one


two, towards the west south west….


three…south westerly….


four…..north west north…..




and that’s just in the one night!


Thursday night actually.

Although you can’t normally see it…..


when I looked out this morning…..I saw this white light/house on a hill in the far distance…


…thought I would try out a Nikon 36x optical zoom, just to see what it can do. And yes it did help.

To my way of thinking it appears to be a forestry lookout….maybe someone out there knows more than me and can enlighten us.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Hills are alive…

with life giving water (well ok, actually still in the form of snow)…


but with temperatures like today…..that’s not going to last for long now.

Bit of dredging going on



seems to happen on a semi annual basis in Australasia's busiest fishing port.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011



in its own way its quite neat. Couldn’t breath without the ole Photosynthesis could we?

Thats Blind Channel in the foreground…and some lifestyler properties over Mapua way in the distance.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Guess what’s happening in Nelson this week…


Yes it looks like you were correct, the 2011 South Island Masters Games.

Looks like friends of those Crazy Knitters…


have visited the Early Settlers Memorial down at Wakefield Quay and left their touch.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Campervan City aka…


Nelson City. Sure are lots of them on the roads currently. One thing I do find disconcerting is them just pulling up, & parking in the middle of the Main St, in the middle of the day.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

The people of Stoke and Nelson wish to extend…


a warm, sunny big hand today, on this special day to the Allblacks & their RWC2011 semi-final game tonight.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Shes done her bit…


under challenging circumstances ….


….much extra (ex Chch happenings) capacity surprised her…..


…..but boy didn’t she ….


do it well.


And all local Nelsonians will benefit from Trafalgar Parks advances…..


…..tis certainly pertinent that all this is in view of the home of one of the teams that played in the incredibly successful re-enactment game,


……Nelson College up there on the hill behind our town….and contrasting that…


… the foreground…the official home of NZ’s Oldest Rugby club…Nelson!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Guy Fawkes coming up…


Nov 5 right? Prob is that I think there are council regulations re fires on the beach? And here I also suggest that being in line with the direct “flight path” for most Air NZ flights into Nelson may mean your cute little bonfire is gonna be challenged to meet with official approval?

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Couple of Kayakers inspecting


the lighthouse while another large ship steams towards Port Nelson behind them.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Nelson’s “Back Beach”….


is the heart of any dog owning Nelsonian’s weekend….. 


…..not forgetting the seaside fishermen….and its…..


…..not hard to see why is it?

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

In case you’re wondering…


this ‘ere is our world famous in Nelson “Tahunanui Beach” (in a sort of “behind the scenes” way)


well actually the area between the road….and seashore….


…some are seeking solitude at this time of the morning on our beach…whilst others….


just enjoy the space, the sun, and the moment with their four legged friends….


but as you can see some scupltures have invaded the zone.


Actually they have been there quite a while now


and do indeed add a contrast, an Avant-garde to the omnipresent nature …….


that surrounds them.