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  1. nuuumannn

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    Hello everyone,

    Recently I injured my back and had to take five weeks off work, so in order to prevent my wife and I going spare, we went on short day trips around our local area, during which I found out some really interesting stuff that I was previously unaware of. Here are a few images of our wee trips about the place.

    Firstly, this is where we live. It's not really a "place" as such, more a community of farm houses on the side of a country road. Apart from a school and a volunteer fire station there is no settlement here; the nearest convenience store takes about 30 minutes to drive to.

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    This is the view from our front room. We live in what's known as the Misty Valley. It's quite special here, but being so isolated has its disadvantages. Our petrol bill is horrendous; I drive for 45 minutes along 100 kph roads to get to work.

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    This is our most prominent landmark; it's called Crusader. I have to aim our satellite dish just to the right of it to get a decent picture, but so far I think the dish is aimed at the mountain since the picture is terrible.

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    This is my daughter having a little fun. The water pistol's handy for chasing the neighbour's chickens away that constantly escape and scrounge for food off us.

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    This is a very rural South Island scene; sheep grazing the plains against a backdrop of snowy mountains.

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    These pictures were taken the day after Remembrance Day; I had a physio appointment, so stopped at the local war memorial, which is perched on the side of a hill.

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    Whilst there I was surprised to find out that the first New Zealand casualty of the Great War was from our local area.

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    One day we went for a drive up into the Kahurangi National Park, but the weather quickly closed in on us. This picture was taken at about 2,500 feet above sea level.

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    This used to be a local train station at a small town a half hour's drive from us.

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    There's really not much to do in these small towns, which leads some folk to the depths of desperation...

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    Off the nearest town to us is the wreck of a vessel, of which I knew very little about until we went out to take a closer look. This is the Janie Seddon, or what's left of it.

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    What I was interested to find out was that the Janie Seddon was a purpose built naval vessel in service with the government of the Dominion. Named after the daughter of the Prime Minister, "King Dick", Janie Seddon was built in Paisley, Scotland in 1901 and was commissioned as a submarine mining vessel based in Wellington. During both world wars it was used as an examination vessel; its only armament during WW2 was a single Bren Gun. Post war it was sold to a fishing company, where it was based in the port town of Motueka. Motueka port no longer exists and the Janie Seddon was just abandoned off the Mot foreshore.

    This is a picture of the Janie Seddon at the time of its sea trials off the coast of Scotland.

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    Finally, I'm back to work now, working reduced hours on the orders of my lovely young English physiotherapist to ease the load on my back. it's good to get back into a routine again...

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    I hope you've enjoyed my photos of my local area.

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    Neat stuff. The local area for you is quite picturesque.
     
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    Thanks Nuuumannn :). Lovely spot. Summer, too :).

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    Great pics, lovely family, and great scenery. Thanks for posting. I enjoyed them very much.
     
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    With all here Nuumann, great shots, beautiful country, and nice looking family sir!:thumbleft: :cool:
     
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    good stuff, mate.
     
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    Nice shots!
     
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    Wow, you really live in a beautiful area!
     
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    Great pics, thanks for posting.
     
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    OK, you just put the nail in the coffin. When I retire in 5 years, I'm moving to NZ!!!!!
     
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    I've always wanted to go to New Zealand and some parts of the country look remarkably similiar to Northern California!

    Thanks for sharing the pics! :thumbleft:
     
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    Well, if any of you decide to endure the loooong journey to En Zed, let me know. You'll be welcome to stay. P.S. Bring your gumboots. :)
     
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    Oh no! I got used to the dialects in England after three years. If I go to New Zealand, I will have to learn more "foreign" English words. ;)
     
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    :lol: Eric.
    When I went on harvest in the midwest we had one guy from Australia and one from just outside of London England. Talk about interesting. When they got in a argument it was hilarious.:lol:
     
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    Heck, I still struggle with the Southern US Dialect :lol:
     
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    I'd love to get down to the other side of the globe sometime...I hear the trout fishing is the best in the world in NZ...

    And lmao @ accents...my girlfriend is from Bulgaria...try dealing with that sometime! :D
     
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    Hi Everyone,

    At 6 am this morning I was rudely awoken by the neighbour's chicken, which started crowing outside our house! What was most annoying was that I had only been home from work for a few hours, but on going out onto the balcony to chase the offending bird away I was greeted with a beautiful vista. Because I work night shift I rarely see our place at this hour of the day:

    The view looking west, with Mt Crusader prominent;

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    Watching the sun rise;

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    The Misty Valley after sunrise;

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    Finally, the Saltire (taken at an earlier date);

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    Please excuse the image quality, since I only have a wee snapshot camera.

    Have terrific holidays everyone, whatever your religious or sexual preferences...

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    Simply magnificent sir!! That is gorgeous country you live in. And Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family.
     
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    Beaut pics! Have a great festive holiday.
     
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