check out the new remote control Jockey Wheel SmartBar Solid GPS Caravan Tracking System Powertec Caframo fans
Members Login
Username 
 
Password 
    Remember Me  
Post Info TOPIC: NZ trip .


Guru

Status: Offline
Posts: 7557
Date:
NZ trip .


F4C48061-0AA2-48A6-9062-83071BC6D950.jpeg

F4C48061-0AA2-48A6-9062-83071BC6D950.jpeg

AFB6707D-CE52-4AE6-AB39-2FEC337E1729.jpeg

C9192812-A0D0-4EF9-AF31-5BDE6D988A9D.jpeg

01FB774B-E4C7-4295-AF9A-965AE142277D.jpeg

DCE35371-DC33-47E3-A240-263D31304A9E.jpeg

93D46F01-3F72-4B57-8907-87EA873141A4.jpeg

1F98ED5F-A83D-4E90-93E8-E8EEDE7B1F45.jpeg

9222D321-8851-4317-B100-1E56875CE03D.jpeg

2794723E-94D6-40B9-A1C4-9F3495D11D53.jpeg

96A3ACCA-399E-4418-9A1D-B04585FC8CFD.jpeg

At present down Queenstown on the South Island .  Some pics C6906D67-5FB4-44B5-B220-F2E63BFA7C81.jpeg



Attachments
__________________
Whats out there


Guru

Status: Offline
Posts: 7435
Date:

Enjoy your trip back to the Hens Head.


__________________

Possum; AKA:- Ali El-Aziz Mohamed Gundawiathan

Sent from my imperial66 typewriter using carrier pigeon, message sticks and smoke signals.



Guru

Status: Offline
Posts: 7557
Date:

Lake wakatipu . Only steam ship in souther hemisphere. Built in 1912  still going strong 903C045A-D1C0-4C67-9AAD-DEDE272443AB.jpeg



Attachments
__________________
Whats out there


Guru

Status: Offline
Posts: 1202
Date:

Thanks for the photo's,brings back good memories .Looks like you stopped off at the Walter Peak Farm.

We just did the cruise, sorry we didn't do the stop off looks interesting We are waiting for the Bungee Jump shots.

New Zealand Sth Isle  15.jpg



Attachments
__________________


Guru

Status: Offline
Posts: 7435
Date:

The TSS Earnslaw is a 1912 Edwardian twin screw steamer based at Lake Wakatipu in New Zealand.

It is one of the oldest tourist attractions in Central Otago, and the only remaining commercial passenger-carrying coal-fired steamship in the southern hemisphere.

The Earnslaw was designed by naval architect Hugh McRae and was based on a Siemens-Martin steel hull design and using Kauri for the decking.
Propulsion was provided by twin coal-fired triple-expansion, jet-condensing, vertically inclined engines.
The keel was laid on 4 July 1911. The ship was named after Mount Earnslaw, a 2889-metre peak at the head of Lake Wakatipu. She was to be 51.2 metres long, the biggest boat on the lake, and the largest steamship built in New Zealand.

Transporting the Earnslaw was no easy task. When construction was finally completed, she was dismantled. All the quarter-inch steel hull plates were numbered for reconstruction much like a jig-saw puzzle. Then the parts were loaded on to a goods train and transported across the South Island from Dunedin to Kingston at the southern end of Lake Wakatipu.

After the hull was re-assembled, the TSS Earnslaw was launched on 24 February 1912. On 3 August, after the construction of the ship was fully completed, trials were commenced. On Friday 18 August 1912, the Earnslaw was fired up for her maiden voyage to Queenstown, with Minister of Marine John A. Millar as captain.

From Wikipedia.

__________________

Possum; AKA:- Ali El-Aziz Mohamed Gundawiathan

Sent from my imperial66 typewriter using carrier pigeon, message sticks and smoke signals.

Page 1 of 1  sorted by
 
Quick Reply

Please log in to post quick replies.

Tweet this page Post to Digg Post to Del.icio.us
Purchase Grey Nomad bumper stickers Read our daily column, the Nomad News The Grey Nomad's Guidebook