Mailboat Trip

 

 

Great to see some of the scans from film I shot when i went on the Mailboat Trip, leaving from Havelock.

 

 

 

I was amazed to how close to the shore we stuck, as we headed out… Must be deep water!

 

 

Mussel Farm – Graphic Score prototype?

 

 

 

 

 

 

This house is on Forsynth Island, right out by the heads…
The cottages on the right can be rented… noted for next time

 

The most amazing part of the trip for me was near here… It was quite windy out here and after dropping off mail & goods to
the house above, we headed further into what looked like a huge empty bay… And the wind was blowing a gale out here!! I wasn’t quite sure why we were heading into here, but only as got right in close a hidden bay was revealed, with a brilliant ramshackle house with a jetty where a couple of fishing boats were tied up. The house and jetty etc was totally invisible until we close to it, and behind an outcrop it was quite sheltered. But on the rocky beaches surrounding the area were a whole bunch of ship wrecks! I had read of a company back in the 1900s that operated in this area, and would buy old ships and take them off somewhere to scavange them… And this was the place! I shot a bunch of XPAN & will post it…

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some archival photos of the ‘ship breaking’ yard at Whakatahuri here

 

 

 

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