Tall Ships!

Last Friday, I took the 9:00 pm flight up to Auckland so I could spend the long weekend with family. Unfortunately, due to the strong winds that is typical of Wellington, my flight was delayed and the plane left the Capital at about 10:30-ish. I got in at about 11:30 and went to bed at about midnight. MEH! I think I will start taking the earlier flight out of Wellington – at least if the flight gets delayed, I won’t be arriving at midnight and be a nuisance to my wonderful rellies.

Anyway, en route to Auckland, I whiled away the time by flipping through Air New Zealand’s in flight magazine, Kia Ora. And this was where I found out about the Tall Ships Festival at the Auckland Harbour which ran over the long weekend.

On Saturday, after running errands for mum, I was able to ask Ms. Kaladkarin to go to the Auckland Harbour so we could have a nosey. Unfortunately, since we arrived at about mid-day, the queues to get on the ships were already crazy long. We didn’t have time to kill so we did what we do best, we took photos – for posterity. 🙂

They should have held this on September, because apparently, 19th September is “Talk Like A  Pirate Day“.

Have a g’nightfall all ye pirates!*

*funny translation from Post Like A Pirate


Author: Viv Phillips

That's not exactly a flattering image. Eh! Anyway, when I'm not taking photos, I do acrylic painting or write about my adventures (and misadventures) in this wonderful journey called life. :)

2 thoughts on “Tall Ships!”

    1. Thanks Sharyn! Angling the camera to avoid heads and arms was a challenge – but I think I managed to capture a few pics without too many people in the background (or foreground). Good to see you here and thanks for leaving me a message. 🙂


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