Monday, 23 June 2008

Manawatu Gorge in fast motion (with bonus ambulance)

Bored in Palmerston North for a day? What to do? Drive around with a camera attached to the dashboard of the car making videos of course! A trip through the Manawatu Gorge in fast motion. Highlight is being passed by an ambulance in a hurry.

Sunday, 22 June 2008

Huntly re-re-visited

Sadly, I have had to remove all the comments and block further comments on my video of Huntly as the number of outraged Huntly-ites leaving highly abusive comments just got a bit much. I didn't mind the personal insults but the escalating threats of violence were a bit disturbing. It's a pity that those Huntly-ites feel that way as all the comments did was confirm my view as Huntly being an ugly place.

Saturday, 21 June 2008

Te Apiti Windfarm

I went to the lookout at the Te Apiti windfarm today. This is above the Manawatu Gorge, New Zealand (see the earlier windfarm video). These windmills are 70 metres tall and look amazing up close. They make a really good zwoosh-zwoosh sound as the blades rotate. Unfortunately I didn't get that sound on video due to the wind noise in the microphone so you will have to put up with Frank Zappa's Deathless Horsie instead.

Friday, 20 June 2008

Windfarm, New Zealand

Just a short clip of some windmills taken from inside Manawatu Gorge, New Zealand.

Saturday, 14 June 2008


Richard and Steve as we leave Mapua wharf.

Bringing in the Net

I spent a couple of days in Mapua recently, visiting an old friend. I got to head out on the boat of a friend of his when they went out to bring in a net. It was an excellent day. Early May, very fine and clear.