Gnarley storm approaching on the Hauraki Gulf

November 13, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

Today I went chasing the Team New Zealand America's Cup giant catamaran, training outside of Auckland.  Not an easy task at all since the Kiwis are extremely protective of their boat and they have three chase boats patrolling around the cat to keep overly inquisiting minds from getting too close. So in order to get anywhere near, I resorted to renting a jet ski.  As I went chasing after the big boat, a fierce storm started approaching the gulf.  This made for some spectacular scenery.  I found the Bean Rock Lighthouse which sits about 2 km outside the shore all by itself.  It was built in 1871 and it is a minor miracle that it is still standing there considering the nasty storms that are frequent in the area.  I took a few photos of the rather dramatic scene from the jetski to assemble this panorama.

 


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