#new zealand

Whose Board?

These two paddled the length of beach one way and then the other.

Evening Picnic

Seeing the cruise liners off is a real family affair.

Sunset at the Mount

I went down to teh harbour to watch a cruise ship leave port, I shot this series afterwards

Cathedral Cove

Again this was taken from insode the cave.

Cathedral Cove

A very popular holiday beach in the Coromandel, it's about an hours walk along the cliff tops to get to this beach.

Kaiate -- The swimming hole...

It's difficult to tell but this final fall is some 20 meters high.

Kaiate -- Halfway Down

The falls are a series of smaller falls with pools between them

Kaiate - The view of The Mount

Mount Manganui in the distance.

Art Decorated

This is the cinema in Napier and like most of teh buildings it was built in a Art Decor style.

Tea Dance

Each year, Napier hosts a festival in honour of the Art Decor style. I guess its similar to the goodwood revival, people dress up, drive vintage cars and dance like flappers 'til the wee small hours. The climate being quite pleasant in february most of it takes place out doors.

The Masonic

A simply gorgous hotel, bar and restaurant. We had a *very* nice meal there but stayed in more modest accomodation around the corner.

Wellington Harbour

The view across the bay at dusk

Pink Water

I took this shot simply because of the way the waterflected the setting sun.

Lunchtime

I found the sheer quantity of wild birdsNew Zealand incredible, they were everywhere. Maybe we do have a problem here after all.

Top of the world

This lady was at the top of the Queenstown gondola, we had a chat, shared the view and I took her picture. She was Czechoslovakian!

Incredibles

Not just an exclamation but the name of the mountain range. This range featured in teh various Lord Of the Rings films.

A seal!

Just sitting minding its own business by the side of the road.

Welington Harbour entrance

You can't help but wonder if you're doing the right thing... The shadowy landmass is Worser Bay.

Paekakariki

These hills guard the northern approach to Wellington, state highway 1 was solid traffic, so we headed for the hills.. literally.