Pickersgill Harbour, Dusky Bay, New Zealand
On January 4th, 2007, we left the Clipper Ship ‘Odyssey’, sitting at anchor in Dusky Sound, and headed toward Pickersgill Harbour.
We stepped ashore, in the very cove where Captain James Cook and the ‘HMS Resolution’, had found sanctuary over 300 years before, and felt drawn back in history.
Aside from the above commutative plaque and a wooden planked walkway leading to solid ground, the surroundings were much like those that must have greeted Captain Cook and his men in 1773.
Today the harbor is as unspoiled by humankind as when Cook first landed. The trees and vegetation have grown back over time and have left few traces of their having been there.
Note: These are new pictures to the set and new to flickr also. We had just returned from New Zealand in January 2007 and I was headed off to Africa that coming March, so I had little time to edit and post all of my best New Zealand pictures to Flickr. I put what I thought was a respectable minimum in seperate sets and vowed to come back and share more with you. Now in 2012, I am keeping that vow. Better late than never.
I invite everyone to view the set and read "The Sounds of History" at: www.flickr.com/photos/organize/?start_tab=sets