Sydney, Australia - 6th. February.
|The promenade deck freshly scrubbed and empty, waiting for the next load of passengers.|
|The old Pyrmont wharves refurbished for modern use.|
|Passing the Opera House, outbound.|
|The main dining room at the after end of the promenade deck.|
Melbourne, Australia - February 8th.
|Beacon Cove, Port Melbourne during the early morning arrival.|
|Late afternoon sailing from Station Pier, Port Melbourne.|
|Approaching Port Phillip heads at sunset.|
|The pilot launch coming alongside to disembark the Port Phillip sea pilot outside the heads.|
Hobart, Australia - 10th. February.
|HMAS Sydney alongside.|
|Hobart's Constitution Dock with a wooden boat festival in progress.|
|Oosterdam taken from a lobby in the Gand Chancellor Hotel.|
|The sailing ship James Craig in port for the festival.|
|As I get older, ships' officers, like policemen, keep looking younger. The Staff Captain and his son on the wharf in Hobart.|
|The ship still alongside prior to a late evening departure.|
Milford Sound, New Zealand - 13th. February.
Port Chalmers, New Zealand - 14th. February.
|The pilot launch heading back to dock.|
|Alongside the woodchip wharf.|
Akaroa, New Zealand - 15th. February.
|Hapag Lloyd's ms Europa arriving at the anchorage. . .|
|. . . and sailing that afternoon.|
|Ship's tenders alongside.|
Wellington, New Zealand - 16th. February.
|A harbour tug approaching in early morning light.|
|Another of the harbour tugs with an outbound Cook Strait ferry bound for Picton.|
|A cargo ship astern, loading logs,|
|A harbour tug standing by as Oosterdam sails.|
|The pilot launch approaching as Oosterdam nears the Wellington heads.|
|Views of the entrance to Wellington harbour.|
Napier, New Zealand - 17th. February.
|Shipping in Napier harbour.|
Tauranga, New Zealand - 18th. February.
|Swinging onto the wharf on arrival.|
|Shipping in Tauranga harbour.|
|Sailing passed White Island, a volcanic island, on 19th. January.|
Auckland, New Zealand - 20th. February.
|Queen Elizabeth, also alongside, in the background.|
|Roadies setting up nightclub equipment for the next cruise, a charter to a U.S. gay travel company.|
|Oosterdam and Queen Elizabeth from Auckland's Sky Tower.|
|Private yacht Arctic preparing to berth.|
Auckland airport - flight home.
|An identical aircraft, bound for Sydney, taxiing to the runway.|
|Air New Zealand planes on an apron between flights.|
|Tail camera view of my plane approaching the runway with the Sydney bound plane, about to take off, in the distance.|
|Auckland airport from the air.|