Saturday, September 29, 2012

Saw this being painted this week…


sure looks better than the standard boring ole green one.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

That Cape….


…well, let me tell you, she sure is a decent thing,…


….and she sure does stretch some distance….…. out onto the horizon…


and this is where we stayed at Pohara…you could not…even if you tried…have found a more friendly and “couldn’t do enough for you” host couple.

My wife and I have decided that we will be visiting again….but this time in the middle of summer….after all I’d like to go for a swim!


And if you see this sign in front of you while you are driving through Pohara, then “you’ve gone too far!” (In english you’ve gone past the Penguin Cafe where you should of stopped and had a meal – we did, and loved it…fish & chips by the beach – you really can’t beat it.)

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

View from our bedroom…


window was just fabulous over at Golden Bay weekend ago……tell me, how could you not relax with this outlook?

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Yesterdays seals…and…

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…..what was interesting, was that the blighter on the bank, did not in any way let the other fella up near him….the younger one (I’m guessing that’s the case in a David Attenborough sort of way) because he was smaller than the fella up on the bank…was just plain greedy. Never mind the younger one seemed to really enjoy playing “up river.”


Now I’m a bit worried – because my wife reckons the one on the bank is the little fellows mum….how can a normal male with a camera tell this?

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Golden Bay is just beautiful….


….and I mean …..  really….


…. real natural NZ mainland beauty ….


….just relaxing – while being intriguing at exactly the same time  …  bet you can’t spot the two baby seals in the above photo…just doing what kids do.

No you can’t – well I’ll show you tomorrow.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Our own “Clay” Cliffs….

…. over yonder…. other side of Tasman Bay…….at Kina.


Sure looked better than this afti when all I could see someone….


… adding more than usual to his C02 output.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Nayland College entrance gets a makeover….


and gone is that block wall


from out front, to see it replaced by openness and a new


sign announcing that the college lives here.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Whos the happiest person here each winter in Nelson, NZ…

……when the mighty annual war aka the “Bledisloe Cup” takes place…..


…..apparently this cars owner?


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Friday, September 7, 2012

Frustrating, but no matter how…


…..hard you try, the sensor on a digital camera always struggles with such a wide dynamic range, and never really picks up how it looked at the time. Last nights sunset.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Would seem Spring is here…


after a much damper past two months than usual……


even the plants are welcoming the change of seasons.