The Cook Strait (Wellington)

I can just see the early explorers (James Cook Maybe?) coming here for the first time and saying 'this looks like a good spot for a port. This is August, the dead of winter, and Antarctica is 'just over the horizon' well... it seems that way from the wind and water temperatures... I almost got blown off my feet here, and that's remarkable considering my considerable inertia and aerodynamic profile.

You might be able to make out South Island.

Photo: R.Crossby ©2007