July 9th, 2007

Edge of the world

New Zealand Pictures, Part I: Tasman Bay

On Tuesday the 3rd of July, we had the sole sunny day of our trip to Nelson, so Dad and I took advantage of it and went for a trip up the western side of Tasman Bay.

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And to round off this entry, here are my three other pictures from the Nelson area. Before we left on Friday the sixth, we made a point of stopping in Stoke, between Nelson and Richmond, so that I, being the railway nerd I am, could have a look at what's been done with the formation of the former Nelson Section railway line, which ran from Nelson south to Glenhope. It was meant to connect with the national network on the West Coast in Inangahua but a lack of government will meant it was never completed and instead remained isolated. It closed in 1955 after local protests that caught international attention. Part of the ghost railway line has now been turned into a walkway and cycleway.

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Coming up next, a tour of my hometown!