Sunday, April 29, 2018

Shippey's boat in Paihia


We've had some pretty intense weather overnight, I've been here in the Bay of Plenty for 3 years now and I've been waiting for something like this. We were woken around 4am by thunderstorms, lightening and pelting rain, in fact it's still raining out there now. Still not as good as the humdingers we use to get in Northland...


So until it clears up here I"ll be thinking of weather like this that we had when we visited Paihia in the Bay of Islands. Apparently until 2014 this boat was used as a restaurant but due to difficulties with the landlord they have since ceased trading so for now it is moored in the harbour near Waitangi.

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  1. I love that first pic with the raindrops on the plant. The boat looks nice. You wonder what is to become of it!

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  2. What a wonderful idea for a restaurant. Kiwi ingenuity once again. Hope someone else reopens it.
    Didn't realise Northland got such violent storms

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    1. yes I remember being at work about 8 years ago and the wind was so bad part of the roof blew off down the road, other times we've had storms at night and thinking the house was shaking so bad that it would blow away.

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  3. Both great photos ~ flower with raindrops very creative!

    Happy Week ahead to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. hi Carol, the first one is my succulent in one of my plants pots. Think it's called Aeonium Schwarzkoph.

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  4. Would love some of that rain Amy ☺ Wonder what will happen to the ship now?

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  5. Raindrops look lovely on the plants. The rain storms sound pretty intense. That's a nice ship for a restaurant, I wonder what the problem is, hopefully they can settle it and move on.

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  6. Lovely first photo. Pity about the restaurant closing. Let's hope the problems are resolved and it can open once again.

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  7. That's a cool looking plant, I like the colors. We had some humdinger storms while on vacation, but they would quickly clear.

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  8. Were you waiting for stormy weather because you wanted it or because you dreaded it?

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  9. I've seen that boat before. I did not know that the restaurant stopped operating years ago.

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