That's me! I got to steer and wear the skipper's hat and everything!!
This was my trusty ship, the Ernest Kemp.
This is where we went and what we saw!
Don't be deceived though. They're only 33 years old, having been carved in 1980. It took a year to complete and was done by two local Maori artists. The impressive thing, other than their size obviously is their rarity. Since wood is incredibly plentiful in New Zealand, carvings were and are rarely produced in stone. This piece, if taken care of properly, will someday be both old and rare. That's forward thinking chaps! Well done.Certainly worth $35 to see. Hmmm let's see what else... Ah! Did I mention that I got to captain a boat today!?