Friday, February 24, 2012

Looking out to sea…


at The Glen (or Glenduan as its known officially) on a typical Nelson June day, from a point on the Boulder Bank..

Thursday, February 23, 2012

That ye yonder….


……..that be lighthouse on ye boulder bank.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Monday, February 20, 2012

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Yes you can still build a home


close to town, exactly as this photo depicts.


Although some of the choicest spots have been sold, there are still unsold sections available.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Looking down Halifax St


In Nelson, with the Nelson City Council chambers where the clock tower is.

To be geographically correct you are looking in a easterly direction in this photo.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

$3m in Nelson buys you….


a new seal for the Nelson Airports runway, and that explains why the airport has


and will be lit up like day at night, this week so far…...


FULL STORY HERE – Nelson Mail Airport runway to get $3m facelift

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

At the top of the church steps in Nelson…


you’ll find this iconic Nelson landmark.


The stained glass windows


inside truly are a work of art too.


Monday, February 13, 2012

Little Toot!


is down at the docks today.


Looks like a page out ….


straight out of a cartoon book.


….and it seems there is a story behind him too.

lil toot-

The Nelson Weekly reports that Nelsonian Clint Skelton, while serving time on superyachts overseas, mainly in Spain, needed something else to do, Little Toot was the result.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

They say the early bird…


…..gets the worm in the very early morning light…

…….and then armed with that bait….


that early bird should get the fish.


and this morning Nelsonian fisherman


were taking full advantage of the low early morning tide to get to spots


they normally wouldn’t be able to.


However if you don’t want to have to find out yourself where they are biting….there are other options.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Men and Cars…


For some men its the shed…


for others its fishing, but for a good bunch of others its restoring older model cars, to their former glory


and see… living in Nelson, where you probably save at least 30 minutes or more per day on the “daily commute”…..well it just gives you spare time for those “:other things” you like to do.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Summertime in New Zealand…

just ain’t the same unless you are following one of these at this time of year.


Like the quote upper left, and love the vehicle licence plate.

Summertime on the beach…


in Nelson.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Kaiteriteri basking in the morning sun


this start of a new week here in NZ, we had a public holiday yesterday that’s why.

That bunch of homes you see there across Tasman Bay is about 35kms away.


For bearings, In about the middle of the photo is in the general area around Torlesse Drive,& Talisman Heights, Kaiteriteri.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Old Sea Salts will reminisce….


but she does look purposeful, even at low tide.

They say that the Swedes are….

sometimes a bland, and boring lot…..


but if it is a native of Sweden who owns this locally spotted vehicle, then I would have to say…I beg to differ?