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Northland: Under the weather and feeling just fine

By March 30, 2009 No Comments

I’m 30m down in the clear water of the Bay of Islands, swimming through the narrow passageways of HMNZS Canterbury, seeking to exorcise a painful memory. Suddenly, through the underwater gloom, I spy the object of my mission: a row of toilets. Success.

Flashback to 2003, just before my 26th birthday. Sitting in a bar in Invercargill, I read the confusing instructions to a packet of seasick pills and wondered whether to swallow them.

Next morning I’d board the frigate Canterbury to head for the storm-tossed Sub-Antarctic Islands and photograph the Minister of Conservation launching the Auckland Island Marine Reserve and – rather more thrillingly – get the chance to set foot on some of the most remote islands in the world.

Read the full article on the NZ Herlad website: Northland: Under the weather and feeling just fine



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