New Zealand - Assorted Photos
I've never seen paragliding before so close and was very impressed by seeing a human being flying so freely close to the surface of the see and then up high in the sky, as if he was born in the air. :)
America's Cup fans waiting for the boats back from the race
Team New Zealand lost America's Cup 5:0 to Swiss team Alinghi.
She is Loyal too
The fifth race in America's Cup series was canceled on Saturday, March 1st, 2003, due to weak wind conditions.
When some of old Team New Zealand crew members left the team and joined Swiss Alinghi, the Loyal campaign was started in New Zealand. One of newzealanders who joined Alinghi was Russell Coutts the key to Alinghi's success. Thousands of Loyal flags sold in New Zealand were actually made in China which was in fact not so loyal in respect to local manufactures.
Cruise vessel Maxim Gorkiy
«On December 2nd and 3rd, 1989, only a couple of weeks after the fall of the Berlin Wall, US President George Bush and Soviet President Michail Gorbatschow held a summit aboard the T/S "Maxim Gorkiy", that was anchored off Malta. President Gorbatschow and his ministers also lived onboard the ship.»