Nelson Webcams Update

Many of you have commented how great it is to be able to see Nelson semi-live, even though you are on the other side of the planet.

Takeabreaks blog just updated the angle/location of Nelson2, a cam sponsored by the Nelson City Council.

Whereas it was pointing in a north north westerly direction with a vista over Tahunanui Beach (top photo) with Tasman Bay behind that, it is now pointing in a more westerly direction.

The new vista now takes in the Nelson Golf course, adjacent in a northerly direction to our Nelson Airport. In fact if you look closer at the above photo you’ll notice just to the left and down a bit from centre of shot you’ll see a plane (one of the 23 x Bombardier Q300 that Air Nelson operate if you must know) that has just taken off.

That’s Blind Channel about centre of top photo (and also centre of my above photo to – taken from home) with the tide low, then behind that is Rabbit Island, one of Nelson’s favourite summer swimming spots because of its very safe beach. Blind Channel is one of only two seawater entrances to the Waimea Inlet, the largest estuary in the South Island of NZ.

PHOTO – Panorama showing Nelson Airport and then the Waimea Inlet on a Full Tide (Higher Res Vers here)

Beyond that the Mapua hinterland and behind that on the horizon, one of our local treasures,  Kahurangi National Park with Mt. Arthur and other well known accessible local peaks.

The other photo I just dropped in above is literally the next shot the top webcam would take if it were to pan around to the south more.

From this one just above you can see the whole layout better, Nelson Airport centre left, then Nelson Golf Club centre with Rabbit Island just beyond that. High Res version here.

They’ve been busy these folks at Takeabreaknz too, they now have a Youtube location where they upload time lapse versions of their webcam images. The Nelson one above is from yesterday – check it out here.

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