Category Archives: Water
Oh Bathytoshia brevicaudatai death, where is thy sting? Seen fleetingly at Port Mapua. Boy, they’re graceful. (Young Friend Sam, our local biologist, says that stingray populations are increasing, unlike the populations of some of his favourite animals which will be … Continue reading
Young family at Port Mapua yesterday, checking out the Sea Scouts for their boy. Sister meantime checked out the wharf jumpers. Not having a bar of it….
Back in the day (1860-ish) when Mapua was called “Seaton Township”, the port area was known as the Western Entrance (to the Waimea Inlet). The Eastern Entrance (or Blind Channel) doesn’t lend itself to maritime navigability one bit – you … Continue reading
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
Last minute instructions to newbies at Marahau. They headed off quite nervously. Didn’t see them come back…..
“The derelict shoreline shipwreck of the Janie Seddon, which many in Motueka call a community icon, has passed its use by date.” From the pen of the Nelson Mail back in 2017. Janie actually passed her “Best by” date back in 1955 … Continue reading