The vital link, Great Barrier Island, New Zealand.......! by Roy  Massicks
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The vital link, Great Barrier Island, New Zealand.......! by 


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Another from the Great Barrier Island series – this is ’ Sealink ’ leaving Tryphena, a passenger and vehicular ferry run by Subritzky Shipping and it was certainly the vital link. Every Tuesday it arrived ( weather permitting ) with all the cargo for the shops and other businesses. On Friday night it would arrive with passengers and vehicles and again on Sunday to take people back to the mainland. The trip used to take four hours on a good day, crossing the Colville channel between Coromandel on the mainland and the Barrier – it could sometimes be one of the roughest stretches of water in new Zealand.
Sealink carried 150 passengers and twelve to fourteen vehicles, both trucks and cars.
When we sold our shop I was offered a relieving skippers job on the vessel but turned it down as all I wanted to do was retire and go fishing.

FUJI – S5000 at 8.4mm, 1/680, f/6.3, iso 160, Manual.


Comments

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksalmost 3 years ago

  • 1Nino
    1Ninoalmost 3 years ago

    Roy, I can feel the breeze and hear the engines – Super job Captain!!!

  • Thank you kindly Tony – hope you can’t hear them too clearly, they thump ! The arrival of this vessel was the weeks highlight for most people living on the Island.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Susie Peek
    Susie Peekalmost 3 years ago

    Terrific capture Roy ~ and as you say a vital link which I’m sure was a most welcome sight as it came into view … loving your stories!

  • Many thanks Susie. They have a bigger ferry now but it’s slower. We have some good friends on the Island so must think about a visit. We haven’t been back for eight years.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfalmost 3 years ago

    She looks a right work horse. Like Susie above I love your stories, they bring the images alive.

  • Thank you kindly Colin – I’m pleased you like the photo and write-up as I’m going to waft on with a few more !

    – Roy Massicks

  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyalmost 3 years ago

    Great shot Roy.

  • Many thanks Gary – this was another trip down memory lane !

    – Roy Massicks

  • myraj
    myrajalmost 3 years ago

    Another great shot and write up Roy. You are like us…retirement means RETIREMENT.
    Myra

  • Thank you so much Myra – you are so right, who wants to deal with spewy passengers when you are retired ?

    – Roy Massicks

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