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Waka, Eastern Viaduct

Waka, Eastern Viaduct

The opening festivities of the Rugby World Cup started with the arrival of a 20-strong fleet of waka (Maori canoes). This is one of them, lying ready for the event, two days ago, and below scenes from yesterday’s opening ceremonies.

For more weekend reflections, go to James’ Weekend Reflections site.

Waka in the Eastern Viaduct

Waka in the Eastern Viaduct

Waka Arrival

Waka Arrival


  1. Carola

    Beautiful boat with wonderful reflection. I like the first shot.

  2. Kathryn Dyche Dechairo

    Love the reflection images, great shots.

  3. Sylvia Kirkwood

    Terrific and very fascinating reflections! Love the boat! Looks like a fun time for all! Hope you have a great weekend, Paul.


  4. Jeannette StG

    Wow, wat a terrifi capture – am glad you were there to show it to us! The third pic is very intriguing (it looks like they are bowing) -Happy WR!

  5. Lachezar

    That was a truly great experience!
    Glad that you were there!

  6. 'Tsuki

    That is a very impressive boet : this arrival must be such a beauty to watch, and not only because of the ladies rowing… 🙂

  7. Susan

    I love that lead image. I’ve never seen, but in pictures, a boat like that. I loved seeing too how much pagentry they used when rowing in it. Great series.

  8. Tatjana Parkacheva

    Very good photos.


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