Sue and Brian now live in Upper Hutt at the southern
tip of New Zealand's North Island - close to the city of Wellington.
It is here that the narrow Cook Strait separates New Zealand into
its two main portions and provides access to the Tasman Sea to the
west and the Pacific Ocean to the east.
Zooming in, the local geography looks like this...
Sue has numbered the locations of her photos and
indicated the aspects with red arrows.
With so much seawater around the place, Sue's shots
focus on the coastline. Photo 1 looks south from Petone - through
the entrance to Wellington harbour and into Cook Strait. The city of
Wellington is out of sight - further back on the right of the photo.
Photo 1: Petone
For Photo 2, we move North West to Paekakariki
beside the Tasman Sea. It is taken looking south with Pukerua Bay in
the dip between the hills.....
Photo 2: Pukerua Bay
From this location, a slight sweep to the right
provides a view across the Cook Strait to the distant South Island
of New Zealand...
Photo 3: Pukerua Bay
Finally, we can view the NZ equivalent of the
Whitstable and Tankerton beach huts. The photo below shows two of a
row of boat sheds at the Pauatahanui Inlet.
Brian spends many happy days here at the family boat
shed - pottering around in the Anna Marie, an old
clinker built boat with a Stuart Turner engine.
Photo 4: Pauatahanui Inlet