Friday, October 31, 2008

Seals

Here are a few seals relaxing. They are a bit early for the season, soon this whole place will be covered in them. I will try to get some more photos at the height of their migration season.


(Sorry for the lack of photos this week from Milton Daily Photo. They were all uploaded and scheduled but blogger seems to have had it's own ideas. Anyway, we are back now)

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Saturday signs: The old sign....different angle

To see another angle of this sign, click here

Friday, October 24, 2008

North from Nugget Point

This is the view north. If you keep following the coast you will eventually come to the Toko River mouth, as seen here

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Transport Thursday: A school bus

Children come from far and wide around the district to attend school. This is a typical school bus seen around here.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

South from Nugget Point

Looking south from the point.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

View out to sea

Here is a view of the Pacific Ocean. If you look far enough you might see South America......... it is somewhere in the yonder. This day it was a bit rough, in the height of summer it can be quite calm here, and the rocks are covered with seals.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Nugget Point Lighthouse

This is the Nugget Point Lighthouse. Here are some of the credentials of this lighthouse:
  • Number: K4380
  • Date Commissioned: 4th July 1870
  • Date Automated: 1989
  • Position: 46º27'S 169º49'E
  • Elevation above sea level: 76metres
  • Height: 9.4metres
  • Character: flashes twice every 12 seconds
  • Range: 19 nautical miles (35 km)

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Saturday signs: An old one...

This sign was found on the fence at an old wood and coal suppliers yard.
The yard is no longer used, but the sign just appealed to me.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Sandy beaches

This is the beach nearby, at the river mouth. A nice place for a picnic.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Transport Thursday: Our local Ambulance

Our local ambulance service here is run by St John. The drivers and paramedics are volunteers, so without them the service wouldn't run. We only have one ambulance here.
The statistics for this ambulance for September are:
Kilometres travelled: 3662
Times out: 40
Medical: 29
Home accidents: 4
Road traffic accidents: 4
Not required: 3

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Litter

This is a cup from McDonalds that someone kindly deposited in the storm water drains instead of the rubbish bin. Funny though, the nearest McDonalds to here is about 55km away.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Lodge St John...... colour

Same building as yesterday, this time in colour

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Friday, October 10, 2008

Tokoiti

This is behind Milton, a little settlement called Tokoiti.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Transport Thursday - It's camper season

This camper van was spotted in the main street. There are a number of different companies that are around, this one is from the "Escape" company.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Power pole....... again

My wooden power poles again. I was just having fun with different angles they day I found these. See another version here.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Graffiti....... country style

I spotted this on someone's hedge. There is a blue line that runs the length of the hedge. I guess someone just got bored of graffiting the local buildings and attempted a hedge.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Silhouette

Just having some fun.......something different

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Saturday Signs: Can you spot the spelling mistake

These signs are attached to power poles throughout the town. They advertise different activites and services offered.
This one has a spelling mistake in it, can anyone find it?

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Transport Thursday - An oldie

Spotted this old crane down by the lake, it certainly hasn't been anywhere in quite some time.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Theme Day - Lines

Lines
These are the train tracks (lines) not far from me. No passenger services available, just freight trains, day and night.
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