Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Visiting the Maritime Museum in Auckland -- Post 417 for (Not So) Wordless Wednesday

I'm posting old (and sometimes new) family photographs from my collection on Wednesdays, but they won't be wordless posts like others do - I am incapable of having a wordless post.

Here are some of the most precious (to me) images from my Seaver/Leland photograph collection:

In March 2010, we visited Australia, New Zealand and Fiji on a three week Grand Circle Travel Tour to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary, and I took some photographs with my trusty digital camera.

1)  On our second day in Auckland, after the sailboat ride, the Maritime Museum had the 1995 America's Cup boat Voyager on display.  

2)  Inside the museum, the 2000 America's Cup defender boat, NZ-1, was on display:

3)  I was particularly interested, being an aerodynamicist, in the controversial "thing" below the waterline:

4)  The steering wheel of one of the HMS Calliope ships was also in the museum:

More on our New Zealand visit in coming weeks.

Unfortunately, I've lost the memories of all the details of this vacation - I know what we saw but can't remember what we were told.  Fortunately, I found my Facebook photo albums from our 2010 vacation with pictures and some captions so all is not lost.  I found that I posted very few photos from this vacation on Genea-Musings.  


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