Thursday, May 30, 2013

Pure New Zealand..

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green and all…bit more from the farming side thou.

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Seasons. they are “a changing’ “

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well I’m pretty sure thats what Nelsonians thought this week.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Saturday, May 25, 2013

My wife said this looks like…

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…a walk in the park. Let me tell you it wasn’t quite that…..although 2hrs later I can admit that it certainly was interesting.

Seriously it was like looking into…

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..a undersea forest…

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….so clear was the water at Pupu Springs a few days ago, absolutely no wonder it features in Guinness World Records as the clearest water in the whole world!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Yes I’ve seen the X Games but you tell me….

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…how the heck does nature teach “a tree” to do a 360. Pray tell me now!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Clearest Water in the World is…

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here, …here at Pupu Springs in the Nelson region…

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and its just absolutely gorgeous…beautiful…. when you see it a few feet in front of you…. (just like I remember it as a kid in the seventies when Mum & Dad took us over “the hill” to see it)

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I was lucky enough to talk to someone tonight who actually did some years back dive there, and in his words it was certainly a “lifetime moment” for the clarity…nothing he had ever experienced in diving in his life previously.

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Sadly you can’t do that now, diving I mean. If I had one lasting memory or in the catchphrase of todays generation, something enduring…I’d have to say “underwater forest” because it was just so beautiful. (stay tuned – more photos to follow) Unfortunately 60m+ underwater visibility ain’t exactly that easy to translate to the 2D world of todays net!

Even I have to admit…

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…one of the best places ever to fire up the laptop when seeking encouragement & creativity…..

#staycation

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Yes I was stunned too…

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…but truly it does it turn out Takaka does indeed…have a downtown lake..

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complete…

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with the most aggressive alpha geek (duck? you’ll ever find)

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Annoying blurry photos…

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….do no justice to the fact that we were just 1.5m away from this Tui …

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…singing away at the top of its voice – a real special privilege it was this past weekend over in Golden Bay.

Friday, May 17, 2013

As a Guardian of our local

 

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…forest he is, perched way up high to keep an eye out as an early warning device for fires.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Like water, solitude and a lack of traffic…

 

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..then I’m guessing as these photos attest

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..you’d love a life in Nelson…….and just off Nelson?

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Not hard to work out…

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….how those early seafarers had a tough time…..

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…. entering and exiting our Haven…..and therefore….as history shows….some just simply didn’t make it back out.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Did you know…

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that Nelson is Australasia’s largest fishing port?

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Interesting Juxtaposition in Stoke…

probably had locals wondering…

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….and perhaps,  the local roadworks foreman a touch concerned.

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Interestingly….I wonder what would of happened if someone had of obeyed the speed signs?

Monday, May 6, 2013

Looks like the sleuths have done their work…

…and the verdict is in.

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This is one of the reasons why we struggled to make the Sunshine Top spot last year.

Gotta love local humour…

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spotted down at the Honest Lawyer.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Someone Rally Driving or …

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…someone “top dressing” from a plane

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…even I don’t know? Anyone care to contribute?? This occurred Wednesday afternoon this past week.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Not quite what they meant when they said…

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…when someone offered the advice “something about….”

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…..dressing your home?

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…I think.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Start small, but…

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…my old stomping ground of 35 plus years ago

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…at a time when it was all but a valley with a creek running through it…

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is starting to take shape as a suburb quite quickly, relatively speaking.