Wellington from Soame's Island on a fine day

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Bruce Comfort on September 9, 2011

Fine yes, but windy too! Strong North Westerly winds are common in Wellington, and they arise from the orientation of Cook Strait.

Soames Island has had many functions during European times - it's mostly remembered as a quarantine station and as the place where people from various countries with whom NZ and the British Commonwealth were at war - "aliens" being incarcerated there,despite them being long term citizens in the country

It is now administered by the Department of Conservation and is accessible at any time without specific permission.

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Photo taken in Matiu/Somes Island, Lower Hutt 5012, New Zealand

Photo details

  • Uploaded on April 26, 2011
  • Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works
    by Bruce Comfort
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ5
    • Taken on 2007/10/13 11:35:27
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1000)
    • Focal Length: 10.20mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash