Monthly Archives: December 2015

Worth waiting for.

There are 2 queues at the Motueka Sunday market. There’s one for Carl and his whitebait sammies. And there’s one for Rodrigo’s Sourdough Bread truck. Never thought of having a sourdough doughnut (sour2doughnut…?), but they’re… intersting. Baguettes to match any … Continue reading

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Godwit in flight

Breed in Alaska, fly non-stop at 50km/h at 3-6km above the ocean, spend the summer here. Fly back in March. I mean, it’s REALLY nice here, but that’s a lot of work….

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Can’t get away from the bugger…

Nick Smith (l) is the local Member of Parliament for Nelson and a minister in John Key’s (r) National (Conservative) government. He sets up his caravan at the Nelson market on Saturdays and (if he’s there) chats with the locals. … Continue reading

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Nothing says Christmas – reloaded

  …like the sign at Guyton Fisheries in Richmond. Oh. and they won’t have much fish, because the crews are all on holiday too….

Posted in Classic stuff, Commerce, Richmond | 1 Comment

Red Gallery café

The big table at Red Gallery’s café is the place to be. Especially with a hot chocolate and a date scone

Posted in Nelson City, Yum | 1 Comment

The wish tree

Nelson cathedral, where people can leave messages for the departed loved ones. “Moving” doesn’t come close….

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Nothing says “Christmas”…

…like the pohutukawa blossom.

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