Feel Good Sunday

Feel Good Sunday

Today’s photo shows the yacht Nga Toa alongside the wharf in Mansion House Bay, Kawau Island and is dated 1933. It would appears that the bedding was getting some time in the sun. Photo ex Russell Brooke.  To me its one of the coolest old woody photos I have seen.

Sadly Nga Toa was wrecked in Wellington in the 1980’s

On the subject of the Brooke family and seeing its Easter I have reproduced below one of Jack Brooke’s drawing, recording the travels of their yacht Kiariki over Easter 1962, when they cruised to Kawau Island, Leigh and Waiheke Island and a few points in-between. Crew: John Brooke, R Hunt snr., R Hunt jnr., R Smith & W Bass.

Jack produced a hand drawing on each cruise, over 20 of them have appeared on WW thanks to son Robert making them available. Search Jack Brooke Cruise Collection in the WW search box to view more.

1 thought on “Feel Good Sunday

  1. Regarding “Nga Toa,” she was owned by Mr. Oliver Campbell in the early 70s. She was raced regularly on the Auckland Harbour and beyond. In 72-73 Oliver sailed her up into the Pacific and across to Australia. I sailed aboard her on the Brisbane return leg to Auckland. After selling her Oliver built the Mobjack “A Place in the Sun,” now called “Moon River.”

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