Friday, 24 June 2011

Weekend Reflections, New Zealand,

 
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In January and February 2005 my daughter, her children and I stayed on the South Island of New Zealand. After touring around for a few weeks we arrived in Picton. On the fourth of February we decided to join one of the mail boat cruises. Our destination was Ship Cove, where apart from wonderful birdlife, we saw an interesting monument dedicated to Captain James Cook, who visited this place 5 times. We were pleasantly surprised when we saw this ship lying there as if we were set back in time.

 
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21 comments:

Miss_Yves said...

Avec une mer aussi belle, on a envie de suivre le capitaine Cook!

Arija said...

A beautifully peaceful cove. Must have been quite a trip with with your family. What a great treat!

Arkansas Patti said...

What a picturesque cove. I would love to visit that area if the world. For now,I am content to let pictures take me. Thank you.

Karen said...

Beautiful. Such gorgeous coloured water.

Riet said...

Wat een leuke foto en een heerlijke herinnering voor je. Fijn weekend!

LauraX said...

So lovely, the color of the water is quite inviting!

Pat said...

That looks like paradise! Sounds like a wonderful time!

Sylvia K said...

What a delightful, peaceful place, Wil! Such gorgeous colors! It must have been a wonderful trip! Thanks for sharing it with us! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Sylvia

Malyss said...

What a fabulous to visit! Natural beauty is joining historical interest!How interesting!

The Weaver of Grass said...

We live very near to Captain Cook country Wil so I found this post most interesting.

Kay L. Davies said...

What lovely photos, my friend. That must have been an amazing and wonderful tour.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Cloudia said...

we too have a Cook monument - where he was killed...



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Marja said...

Oh beautiful Picton. We've stayed there several times but never went on a mail boat. Sounds like a great experience.

Anya said...

Wat een mooi land
tis alleen zover weg !!!

Fijn weekend
groetjes van ons allemaal
:-)

ladyfi said...

What a lovely place!

Dutchbaby said...

I love how you and your daughter just followed your noses (they don't use that expression in America) rather than having a set itinerary.

We took the Hurtigruten mailboat along the Norwegian coastline last summer. It was fascinating seeing all the small towns along the way.

Spiderdama said...

Must have been a great experience. Wonderful photo!
Fortsatt god helg!:-)

Indrani said...

Cruises are such wonderful experiences! Lovely pic.

Dina said...

The sign is so interesting.
Lovely water. I'd love to see NZ some day.

Kay said...

This is so interesting. We have a similar Captain Cook monument in Kealakekua on the Big Island. Unfortunately, he was killed here.

James said...

Beautiful! This is a place I would like to visit myself!