Category Archives: Views

Freedom campers. The nice kind.

People turn up at Port Hoddy all the time, park up, sometimes leave a mess (poo and toilet paper in the bushes) and bugger off next day. (Some idiots parked up on the front lawn once. The grass needed an … Continue reading

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Great Taste Trail

The Great Taste Trail is Nelson-Tasman’s contribution to Nga Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trail. It starts at Nelson airport and runs mostly along he coast to Kaiteriteri and then runs through the Motueka valley and  over the Dovedale Saddle … Continue reading

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Chug. Chug.

Here comes 94 year old bateau de pêche Lily, powering [sic] up the Waimea Inlet channel on a high-ish tide and into a wild sou-westerly with mon ami Patrice at the helm. I zipped down to Port Hoddy just in … Continue reading

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So.

Farewell then Mapua Queen of the Top of the South Home of dramatic skies Sometimes Even without 120 sodding millilitres in a day….

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Reflective

Jetty at Riwaka Harbour

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Munted

Munted (NZ slang) adj. refers to the property of an object (or person) as broken, ruined, significantly damaged, disfigured or deformed, often to the extent that it is not reversable or repairable. Moturoa/Rabbit Island is an 8km long barrier island, … Continue reading

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The house on the hill…

Flash new house on Old Wharf Rd in Motueka. They appear to have bowled the old place, piled up earth to create some sort of pitcher’s mound and plonked Legomansion on top. You can probably see Tasman Bay if you … Continue reading

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