Auckland – West                          Mainly West of Queen Street – seen through my lens

May 18, 2017

Not the America’s Cup!

Filed under: Boats,Onehunga,Sport — paul @ 1:14 pm
Sailing

Sailing

Model sailboat enthusiasts show off their skills in a regatta on the Onehunga Lagoon, last weekend.

October 5, 2015

Boats

Filed under: Boats,Colours,Westhaven — paul @ 7:03 am
Boats, Westhaven

Boats, Westhaven

An assortment of sailboats at the Ponsonby Cruising Club, Westhaven.

August 16, 2015

Learning to Row

Filed under: Avondale,Boats,Sport — paul @ 9:01 am
West End Rowing Club

West End Rowing Club

Students learning to row on the Whau River.

November 15, 2013

Figurehead

Filed under: Boats,City,History — paul @ 7:11 am
Figurehead of the "William Manson"

Figurehead of the “William Manson”

This dramatically lit figurehead is in the Voyager New Zealand Maritime Museum, Auckland. It stems from the barque “William Manson” which was built in Aberdeen in 1872.

September 19, 2013

Blue Tugboat

Filed under: Boats,City,Colours — paul @ 8:49 am
Blue Tugboat

Blue Tugboat

On an America’s Cup raceday, it is fitting to show something on the water. The blue tugboat, seen from Shed 10, with the imported cars behind on Captain Cook Wharf, and container cranes at Bledisloe and Fergusson terminals further back. It is always fascinating to see how these boats can turn on sixpence (or a dime, if that’s your currency).

Emirates Team New Zealand have just won race 11 in San Francisco, one more win and they will have the America’s Cup – in less than an hour, maybe?

May 8, 2013

Four Optimists

Filed under: Boats,Titirangi — paul @ 7:56 am
Four Optimists

Four Optimists

French Bay is the haunt of the Optimist Class sailing dinghies – but on this day their boats had rounded Shag Point for a picnic in Paturoa Bay (Titirangi Beach). Here they are lining up for the return journey.

February 9, 2011

MS Amsterdam

Filed under: Boats,City,Port — paul @ 7:08 am
MS Amsterdam at Princes Wharf

MS Amsterdam at Princes Wharf

Seen last Sunday, getting ready for a 29-day Grand World Voyage from Auckland to Hong Kong, via the eastern coast of NZ and Tasmania, Sydney, … . Nice orange lifeboats, best if they can stay in their alcoves for the duration of the trip.

The picture was taken from the Fullers ferry to Waiheke Island, where we walked the Headlands Sculpture on the Gulf exhibition, concluding with a visit of Cable Bay Vineyards. Some pictures in future posts.

April 26, 2010

Pacific Sun

Filed under: Boats,City,Port — paul @ 7:34 am
Pacific Sun

Pacific Sun

The P&O cruise ship Pacific Sun is tied up for engine repairs at Auckland’s Wynyard Wharf. The ship dwarves the tanks of our tank farm just behind it.

Maintenance Work

Maintenance Work

March 26, 2010

Auckland, City of Sails

Filed under: Boats,Westhaven — paul @ 8:04 am
Auckland, City of Sails

Auckland, City of Sails

Auckland has the slogan “City of Sails”. This picture shows some of the masts to attach sails to. In the background the city of Auckland.

March 20, 2010

Blue and Red

Filed under: Boats,Westhaven — paul @ 7:36 am
Spinnakers under the Harbour Bridge

Spinnakers under the Harbour Bridge

Spnnaker start to a Friday afternoon boat race under the Auckland harbour bridge.