Friday, June 17, 2011

FSO–Fishing and/or boating

New Zealand has one of the highest boats per capita ratio in the world with an estimated one in eight persons owning a boat.  Auckland has the highest but I live a good three hour drive from there.
 
So finding boat shots is not difficult.  Trouble is I think most of the fishermen must be out on the water in those boats.  Or at places best known to fishermen, not me.  So I have just two shots of fishing, taken along the same stretch of beach on different days.


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When it comes to boats, there are all sorts, just choose your favourite type.  Oh, and look, there's a flag.  Didn't notice that last week.



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There are tiny boats used to get to the bigger boats:


And you usually don’t have to look far to even find dead boats.  I've posted the first of these two before, just love that boat.


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Working boats:

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Traditional boats (called a whaka)

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I could go on and on but will spare you.  Can't wait to see what the rest of the team has to show us this week.  They will be here.

8 comments:

  1. I like the Maori boat. There is a giant one at Bastion Pont waiting to be restored.

    Do you use the Nother Western Motorway and see the save the titan?

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  2. That's one interesting boat ( the last shot)!

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  3. The steam launch is grand......but the dead boat is my favourite.

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  4. I like images of old boats or abandoned boats. I'd love to find a little row boat for the ponds.

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  5. Wow very interesting information. I also knew that NZ has more sheep than any other country? Very pristine sea shore. ^_^

    Fishing

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  6. SUPER pictures of boats. I can't even pick a favorite! I think boats are beautiful things, and you have really captured it here.

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  7. The Steam Boat took my fancy. I'd love a sail on her.

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  8. wow Pauline!! so many fantastic shots I had a hard time picking one. like them all!

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