5/15/14

riverboats on the Whanganui River

The boat on the right is the Waimarie (pronounced why-mar-ee-a) and is the only working paddle steamer on the Whanganui River.  I have it on good authority that the other paddle steamer is the Wairua.   Click here for the Waimarie story.  Click here for info on the Wairua.



14 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Betty I would love a ride on the paddle steamer.

Roger Owen Green said...

nifty form of transportation.
ROG, ABCW

thirtysevenandcounting said...

What a great image! I like that you've processed it in B&W, which gives it a lovely vintage quality.

~Lindy

Leslie: said...

I went on a paddleboat once - what fun!

Leslie
abcw team

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

This is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The subject and, of course, the B&W, make me think of old-times.

Adrienne said...

Fun shot - takes me back in time! thanks for linking up!

Lisa Gordon said...

I love paddle boats, and this one is a real beauty!

Ida said...

Wonderful composition here. The Paddleboats are so cool looking. It would be fun to ride on one.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Love the mesmerising drama of the turning wheel on the paddlesteamer. Lovely photo.

Lina Gustina said...

Wonderful B&W photo.
www.homezweethome.info/2014/05/a-hallway.html

Dragonstar said...

Fine photo. Thanks for the links - fascinating stories.

HansHB said...

A great b&w contribution!

bailey-road.com said...

Love to see the steamboats.