Monthly Archives: January 2018

Maybe I’m amazed…

I don’t know what it is about the Waimea estuary. Some folk want to drive to Rough Island. Some folk pick up their kayaks and walk. This mob got confused by a combination of the ever-changing pattern of channels and … Continue reading

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“Your luggage will be available shortly on Carousel 7”

Nelson Airport’s a bit different. Wayne appears from behind the Air New Zealand Cargo Department building (all of 20 square metres..) on his tug with a few wagons in tow, grinds to a gentle halt and then it’s like a … Continue reading

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Telegraph Road…

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Bloody zucchini…..

One day’s bounty. Probably the same again tonight. Aaaaargh….!

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Stumbled over Samaritas by the Sea on a thrash on the bike back from the Riverside Community in Lower Moutere around the Estuary Loop in Mot and then back to Mapua. It’s bang on the estuary at the Motueka Marina, … Continue reading

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Man overboard

Mapua wharf, any time of day.

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Waiting for the next king tide…

It’s a known fact that the Wakatu Square car park, slap bang in the middle of Nelson is built on the site of a tidal estuary, the Nelson Photo News documented flooding as far back as the 1960s and the … Continue reading

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