Number 13: reaching Aotearoa’s Te Wai Pounamu
New Zealand’s South Island is known as “Te Wai Pounamu“, which in Maori means “the greenstone waters” for the greenstone found on lands surrounded by the waters of the South Pacific Ocean. On board the Interislander ferry from Wellington, the journey across Cook Strait intensified my anticipation of visiting the South Island for the first time. As the ferry reached the waters of the South Island, the low dark clouds and sheets of mist here in Tory Channel heightened the mystery: what lay ahead after the ferry docked in Picton? For more about the Interislander ferry from Wellington to Picton, click here for my blogpost.
I made the photo above on 14 July 2012. This post appears on Fotoeins Wide at fotowide.wordpress.com.