Thursday, 31 May 2007

May 2007 - the month that was


Wednesday, 30 May 2007

A few from around


Below a couple that Lianne took yesterday

Sea Wall Panels

A friend scanned and sent me this letter to the editor in todays ODT, thanks Mark :0)

:: VID :: Hillbillies

A joint production by phoam arts and 'a man named sue' - skating vid set on a local hill not far from the sea.

Monday, 28 May 2007

Sausages anyone?

After the recent spectacular wave action against the sea wall at St Clair the other week.. we now have some long black sausages emerging from inside the sand dunes at the end of the sea wall.

Below are two pics, one on the 19th December 2006 and 6 months later on the 20th May 2007 , from today's photos you can see sand has returned around the poles to an extent.

Then below, last year on the 19th February.. the steps touched the sand!

Onions and sauce with that?

Aparantly they are geotextile sand sausgaes for an 'end dune affect'.
Interesting article here
And whilst in tune with sand and St Clair the photo below is a comparison again of the sand on the beach during the end part of the old sea wall's reign, and now.
Remember the days of the old sea wall

And just to balalnce everything out, an arty shot of the well photographed poles.

Sunday, 27 May 2007

Wave Wahine's Tropicana Dessert Night

On Friday the 1st June at the South Coast Board Riders Clubrooms at 7.30pm.
Wahines bring your favourite dessert to share.
Special guest Sophias gymnastics.
All girls - women surfers etc welcome.
Inquiries to Glenn or Hayley

On Saturday .. as the sun went down ..

Friday, 25 May 2007

in search of orgone

spent a few hours at Blackhead this avo, sitting at home with no energy was torture, so standing on the beach trying to soak up some much needed orgone energy was my only option today. Still trying to recover from the flu .. all that remains is a complete lack of energy and motivation. I guess it will pass, but I feel like quitting the blog and throwing my new camera against the wall.

Thursday, 24 May 2007

sunrise and sunset

been working all day, but caught the sunrise looking up the Otago Peninsular.. and then some late evening shots as the sun dropped away at Blackhead. A bit of a kodak glow to them I thought with slow shutter fuzzzz

Wednesday, 23 May 2007

Taieri Gorge Excursion Train

Today I went on a trip with work on the Taieri Gorge Excursion train.. a few pics below:::
also managed to convert the channel 9 news footage of the report on the St Clair fence viewable further down here

Sunday, 20 May 2007

this afternoon


Saturday, 19 May 2007

Runnng on one

cylinder today.. managed to pick up the flu, and had to pull out of doing the 48 hour film challenge. I am absolutely gutted. But what else to do, but to drag myself out of the house and have a play with my new telephoto lens all wrapped up warm, and my darling Caitlin on hand to get me hot chocolate and other comforts while I stayed too long and snapped some St Clair spirit.

More Damage to Steps - Ramp

Cracks showing at the top of the recently replaced steps at the pool end of the esplanade. Although the cracks are in cosmetic concrete smoothing, it shows that the force of the waves over the last week have been impacting and lifting the steps to a great degree.

I have included directly below a photo of the top of the stairs from the 16th March to show what the structure is under the cracks which are showing now. This top section of the steps are a refurbished version of the old steps that were washed away, and still show old damage around the bolts.

The ramp has been reinforced with LARGE steel girders at 4 points (photo below on right), which makes it impossible for wheelchair acess now, actually with the 4foot drop at the end of the ramp onto rocks no access to beach is possible anyway via the ramp. Picture below on right, taken 19th April, is a week after the replacement steps were installed showing the newly broken new handrail and rocky beach.
Below is an article in todays Otago Daily Times. pg5

Friday, 18 May 2007

Dunedin Railway Station

The most photographed building in New Zealand, I couldn't help but contribute to the millions of images on the internet of this GORGEOUS 1906 French Style Railway Station, right on my doorstep. Taken last night having a play around with my new 10-22 lens on the canon body.

A panorama of Dunedin city at night from Unity Park, Mornington.

The Monarch.. the tourist boat that cruises the Otago Harbour.


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