Jeritilley A picture is worth a thousand words..

Posts tagged “helicopter

In the streets, in black & white.

Thought for the day….”The finest steel has to go through the hottest fire”.

“Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines”.

It is pleasant to read a good news story from New Zealand.    The newspapers there are reporting on yet another helicopter crash (there are a lot of crashes in NZ) near Queenstown on the South Island.   The helicopter, with 6 people onboard, crashed on landing.   The passengers escaped with minor injuries, but Australian Mitchell Green proposed to his girlfriend immediately after exiting the wreckage.   The happy ending is that she accepted.   Not your usual marriage proposal !!!  Wonder what they will do for the wedding ceremony……

Great fun to go back through the photo collection and edit old photos….here are a couple of photos, originally taken in colour, converted to black & white.    Good lighting and being in the right place at the right time helped to make these photos.


and another…



Photo of the Day Sunday 1st July 2012 – Not the Quality Spa Resort Hotel

Thought for the day…..”  If you think nobody cares whether you’re alive or dead, try missing a couple of mortgage payments.  “

Off to Switzerland today for the photo, and picture of the instruments of a French-built Aerospatiale Lama helicopter.   As you can see from the photo, it is not a new helicopter (the original design is from 1969) but it has proved to be fantastic at high altitudes and in mountains.  The Lama helicopter once held the helicopter record for altitude, flying to over 40 000 feet/13442m.    This particular helicopter is now part of the Air Zermatt fleet in Zermatt, carrying both climbers, tourists and goods around the area.  Well worth a trip if you are in the Zermatt area, as the views of the valleys, the Matterhorn and the Alps are absolutely fantastic.   The photo was taken heading down the valley from Zermatt, just about to climb through 6400 feet.

Happy not to be working at the Quality Spa Resort Hotel in Norefjell, and not missing the managers there at all.