Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Nydia Bay

My World for this week is the rather stoney beach at Nydia Bay in the Pelorus Sounds. I rather like the small island but I don't know its name, if it has one. This is a good bay to catch snapper, if your a good fisherman. A small boat is heading out fishing near the island.
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Friday, September 25, 2009

Giant Salmon

Sky Watch Friday.

This giant salmon statue is at a small park beside the Rakai River, Ashburton, where many giant fish are caught. he looks good against the blue sky.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Picton's Marina

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Picton's Marina is under going a big change of improvements, all these old wharves and moorings have just been pulled out, with great difficulty as the old folk built things to last, the marina is now all clear of boats and wharves and a new building project has started to build nice new floating jetties for the launches. I am sure it will be lovely when it is finished, but at the moment is causing lots of problems to boat owners who had to move, and lots of mess around the harbour. We will wait for the new structures, which will include a boardwalk around the marina and a viewing platform among other things.
Our house can just be seen in this photo, the pink roof on the hillside to the right, near a blick building, which is an old peoples home, we are able to watch closely as the work progresses.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Sky Watch Friday.

Sky Watch Friday.

This photo needs to be enlarged to get the best from it, the sun's rays are streaming down from behind the dark cloud lighting up a small patch of ocean and Arapara Island. Taken as we sailed out of the Marlborough Sounds on the inter Islander Ferry.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Mrs Grey duck and ducklings

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Mother duck and ducklings swimming through the sky reflected in the sea. Picton's Marina.

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Noumea Harbour

Sky Watch Friday.
A beautiful day in Noumea's Harbour and marina.
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In the water you can make out the shadow reflection of the Pacific Sun Cruise liner, whicch we were on.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009


My World a day in Noumea.

The Pacific Sun sailed to Noumea during the night and we awoke to a beautiful sunny day in French New Caledonia, We shall be here for 2 days rather than the one we were meant to be having here, reason being, The Ilse of Pines has refused to allow any cruise ships to land on their Island until the Swine flu has been brought under control. The Island people have no resistance to this sort of illness and have every right to protect themselves but it is a pity as we had been looking forward to visiting that pretty island.
We have booked a shore tour for Noumea to go to Lemon Bay and to go to the aquarium after a sight seeing tour. First there took us by coach to a vantage point so we could look out over the city and harbour and also see all the graffiti on the building at the top!
Then we enjoyed walking through the aquarium watching all the colourful tropical fish and corals, next it was on to Anis Vata Beach fora stroll and to look out at Duck Island before lunch, we hadn't been expecting to be given a long french bread stick filled with a delicious chicken salad, but we very much enjoyed it. The men also enjoyed the view of the beach which is a topless bathing beach! Some of our party jumped in for swim too, but not topless, we just watched on this occasion. Then the coach took us to lemon Bay nso named because a ship once sank while loaded with lemons in this bay and all of them were washed up into the bay.
Then back to the ship.