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New Zealand: crossing Cook Strait again

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3:23 PM

A year ago today we sailed eastbound on the Interislander from South Island to North Island. I took the first photograph when the ferry was almost out of the Marlborough Sounds, and the second one four minutes later after the ship had entered Cook Strait.

3:27 PM

© 2018 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

March 3, 2018 at 4:48 AM

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  1. wow!


    March 3, 2018 at 5:27 AM

  2. A lovely day for strait crossing.


    March 3, 2018 at 5:50 AM

  3. I bet, that might have been an exciting trip!

    I have shared a post today 🙂


    March 3, 2018 at 6:43 AM

    • By the third time, the ferry ride was somewhat routine. The trip as a whole was indeed exciting.

      Steve Schwartzman

      March 3, 2018 at 6:49 AM

  4. Feathery clouds are one thing, but you’ve captured both down and feathers — as well as a variety of blues. That looks like perfect sailing weather. Did you ever see sailboats out there?


    March 3, 2018 at 8:15 AM

    • I don’t recall seeing any sailboats out in the strait, which I’ve read has difficult currents. I do remember seeing smaller craft in the Marlborough Straits, closer to the ferry terminal end than to the open sea end.

      Steve Schwartzman

      March 3, 2018 at 9:13 AM

  5. Your photos make me want to explore NZ more. If only that flight wasn’t such a turn off.


    March 3, 2018 at 8:15 AM

    • The non-stop flight from Houston to Auckland might be the longest flight I’ve ever taken. It was not fun, especially because of the difficulty of sleeping in a small, uncomfortable seat—and I’m short.

      Two ways to mitigate the unpleasantness of such a long flight are: knock yourself out with a sleeping pill; stop off in one or more places along the way.

      Steve Schwartzman

      March 3, 2018 at 9:18 AM

  6. Yep that’s a wow from me too! Love that last shot Steve ..


    March 9, 2018 at 1:59 AM

    • It was with a photograph taken from the Interislander that I began showing pictures from NZ three years ago.

      Steve Schwartzman

      March 9, 2018 at 6:26 AM

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