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Wellington, NZ with Sue & Brian Pidford

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


September 2005

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