Friday, December 19, 2014

Derr…its taken a while for the penny …


…to drop …but now when I appreciate the urgency that “first responders are under” these….


….. make “such a lot” more sense, hence their needing to be “highlighted as much as poss.”

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Spotted locally…but more importantly…



…questions need answers?

Just Love locals I do..


and never more so than at this time..


…of year…Xmas and all that…it still does “bring folk together” for a common goal. Love it!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Yes I’ve pinched the photo from somewhere, but…


….it is, as a techo person …truly magnificent the progress made in recent years ….in the “storage wars?”

Pretty sure that beast the fork is loading onto a Panam flight is a 5 or 10mb hard disk drive (as they used to known)

And weird… true or not…it was a story passed to me from a friend who got it (well…thats what he told me) from “the source” that in those early days the company that sold these Hard Drives into organisations that needed “power”, well the machines actually had a “hidden” capacity.

As in…you had a 5 megabyte drive…but quite quickly your company decided it needed 10mb storage…so …cue …upgrade from company selling said device……technician arrives on site…..and unbeknownst to trusting paying customer…well to put it bluntly …the dude (cause they were back in the day) flicks a switch only he knows where it is.

Turns out…as soon as he’s left….said client is quite happy indeed…..cause you do indeed have 10mb and…so wow…so so quick!!!

Love it…and am looking to get one…


…of these beauties spotted locally….anyone else in NZ have one of these Crossover 370GT’s that look a heck of a lot like an Infinity model that sells in the UK / USA?

Comments please?

Monday, December 15, 2014

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Ain’t that just the cutest lil’ truck…


….you ever did see - spotted locally.


Amusing because it was the same week that I also spotted this just parked up alongside the Main Rd, Stoke. Then again Nelson is known as the Classic Car capital of NZ, with more classic cars per head of population than anywhere else!!


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

A Nelson Real Estate Agent asked me to take photos of a home …


….this morning…however I didn’t think they showed the home in its best light….(Cloud cover didn’t help)…


….so a bit later when I noticed Mr Sunshine (which Nelson is pretty famous for) popped his head up…it looked better…

Byron-Stoke  (6) (Large)

….so if you’re interested….

Byron-Stoke  (5) (Large)

….check out Diane Taylor of Summit Real Estate - Stoke’s…… new listing in Byron Place.


Friday, December 5, 2014

One of the scariest things I’ve seen on a local arterial…

5-12-2014 forklift

spotted this morning (ignore date imprint as I haven’t got around to fixing this on my dashcam yet.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

If you just saw this…for the 2nd day of Summer…

2-12-2014 11-33am

….you wouldn’t know most of the mountain tops around had a fresh dusting of snow over the last few days.

PHOTO - courtesy PORT NELSON webcam

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Friday, November 21, 2014

Neat to see Air New Zealand…


…painting the Dash 8’s in the newer colours after their C checks.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Even as a youngster….I always wondered…


…after reading too many adventure books I think….what it would have been like running away to sea…


…and on nights like tonight…I wonder where these folk will wake up in a weeks time?

Bit of irony in the name ...


of the little boat here.

Good sign for the start of voting in…


the gigatown competition. Rainbow over Tahunanui this am.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Perhaps Nelson has too much sunshine…

16-11-2014 sunshine NOW

out taking photos of homes for sale this afternoon in this perfect weather….when I spot a few locals enjoying it a bit more than what I’d term normal? Keg and all….?

On Main Road Stoke!

Currently about 10nm out from Port Nelson…


but soon to be parked up…Jens Maersk & crew about to enjoy the rest of the day in our part of the world.


Impressive feats at yesterdays annual Truck Show…


in Stoke.


And I think  the move to this location (while it lasts because a shopping centre is being constructed here) was a good one too.


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Friday, November 7, 2014

First Aussie Naval Vessel in Port for a long time…

7-11-2014 Ozzie

today. HMAS Sydney ….

7-11-2014 10-05-48

decided to pop by ……

7-11-2014 Kingsford Quay

…and treat her crew to some proper R & R in New Zealands sunshine capital, Nelson.

PHOTO SOURCE - Port Nelson webcam images

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Local fire fighters must dred 5th November….


and it would appear as the evidence attests this morning they have reason too.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Spotted in the wild…


Nelsons most dedicated #gigatownNSN supporter on Waimea Rd this morning.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Lots for Kids to do today…


in Stoke. Visit Barnabas Anglican Church ( 523 Main Road Stoke Nelson) for their annual fair or


visit Enner Glynn Promary for their Annual Gala…or


visit the SPCA in Waimea Rd for their Open Day.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Bring your Fast Fiber Job to Nelson…


….then what to do in the weekend, well here’s 3/4 groups in this pic showing you what they already do….from last weekend here looking thru The Cut. #gigatownNSN

Monday, October 6, 2014

I see that Red & White flag on yr backpack…


…and this week … for a moment…I too thought …. I was there.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Quite a few, say its a very rare occurrence..


….so I thought I’d better share it with my regulars. To be fair…I’d never before seen it, in over 20000 days of life on this planet either.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Looks like Springs still…


not quite here yet…(pic above looks a lil wierd as its from Googles Panosphere app)


…the usual earlier Oct Polar Blast


has popped back up on the radar…


lets home it previews a long hot summer!