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  1. In The Karori Rip

    In The Karori Rip

    The other day I came home on the Kaitaki to Wellington. This Aratere passing throught the Karori Rip. The southerly was starting to kick in.
  2. The White Stretch Limo

    The White Stretch Limo

    This the nickname I gave Aratere after her extension and bow job.


    Aratere outbound Picton 18 Jan 2011


    Picton Wellington Ferry
  5. Aratere


    IMO number : 9174828 Name of ship : ARATERE Call Sign : ZMII MMSI : 512071000 Gross tonnage : 12596 DWT : 3977 Type of ship : Passenger/Ro-Ro Cargo Ship Year of build : 1998 Flag : New Zealand
  6. Time to Wash the Windows

    Time to Wash the Windows

    just a bit faster on the engines will do it :)
  7. Summer Ship Spotting

    Summer Ship Spotting

    Aratere passes Palmer Head watched from on shore in idyllic weather.
  8. Cook Strait Rollercoaster II

    Cook Strait Rollercoaster II

    Aratere off South coast. From Princess Bay
  9. Cook Strait Rollercoaster I

    Cook Strait Rollercoaster I

    Aratere abeam of Baring Head into a cold hard southerly. From Princess Bay
  10. Aratere 3/3/6

    Aratere 3/3/6

    This is what a 50% roll actually looks like, not the sad effort on the front page of the weekend paper.
  11. Aratere


    A little rough on the trip over the Cook Strait. 3 hour trip taking 8 hours.3rd March 2006