Wellington Harbour Tugs
A rough day on the harbour – heading across Evans Bay into a stinging northerly - the show must go on.
Bringing in a tanker with a load of aircraft fuel into Burnham wharf, Miramar, –right into the teeth of a southerly gale.
Storm – We had just let this tanker go at Seaview wharf when a fierce southerly storm hit us. I took this photo just after and we were on our way back to tug base. Shortly after this we received a man overboard call from the pilot on board the tanker - one of her crew had been washed overboard whilst he was preparing the pilot ladder. We immediately turned around and searched the area as best we could but it was difficult to see through the driving rain and windswept sea. Regrettably we had to give up the search as night fell.
The tango of two sisters – Kupe and Toia. (there are actually three sisters, the third is the Ngahue). Kupe is the oldest though but she moved out about three years ago and is now living in New Plymouth. She has started a new life under the mountain together with new makeup