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The old shop and cafe at Opua, Bay of Islands, NZ.....! by Roy  Massicks

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Photograph taken from the old wharf looking towards this older part of Opua.
When I was at sea in the 50’s and 60’s cargo ships used to use the old wharf to load mainly chilled and frozen meat from the works at Moerewa. It arrived by rail and was loaded directly from the railway wagons on to the ships.
The wharf now is used purely for pleasure boats and the odd commercial fishing boat.

Panasonic, LUMIX – GH2 at 25mm, 14×140 lens, 1/1000, f/8, iso 160, Manual.
From a single RAW image


  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksover 2 years ago

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 2 years ago

    Very lovely scene

  • Thank you Kala – so pleased you like it !

    – Roy Massicks

  • Susie Peek
    Susie Peekover 2 years ago

    Lovely place, capture and info Roy ~ hard to think of cargo ships loading there ~ looks so quiet and peaceful :)

  • Looks can be deceptive Susie – this area was once known as ’ The Hellhole of the Pacific !’ in the days of whaling ships in the 1820’s to 1850’s ! It is lovely now and thank you for your kind comments.

    – Roy Massicks

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelover 2 years ago

    fabulous shot .. now this is a place I could take a holiday to

  • Thank you Angel – It’s only a 10 minute drive from Paihia and the whole area features in the Top Ten of the world’s ’ must see ’ places ! Thank you also for the favourite.

    – Roy Massicks

  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...over 2 years ago

    what a lovely life! great image Roy:))

  • Thank you so much Tereza – appreciate your kind comments !

    – Roy Massicks

  • EdsMum
    EdsMumover 2 years ago

    Congratulations, 9th Sept., 2012 — Shirley, Jean & Rene

  • Thank you very much Shirley – wonderful to receive a feature !

    – Roy Massicks

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusover 2 years ago

    Wonderful work !!! Bravo!!!
    Your host, Deb
    September 12, 2012

  • Thank you so much Deborah – much appreciate the feature !

    – Roy Massicks

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