Travel Theme: A Birds Eye view of Cape Kidnappers

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For this week Ailsa has gone for above, showing photos looking down from above your image.

Travel theme: Above

Trawling through my archives I found this photo of a lone seagull above looking over towards Cape Kidnappers where there is a large gannet colony

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The headland was named after an attempt by local Māori to abduct the servant of a member of Captain Cook‘s crew aboard HMSEndeavour, during a landfall there on 15 October 1769. The crew member was Tiata, a Tahitian accompanying Cook’s interpreterTupaia. Cook’s journal states that Tiata was in the water near Endeavour when a Māori fishing boat pulled alongside and dragged him aboard. Sailors from Endeavour′s deck immediately opened fire on the fishing boat, killing two Māori and wounding a third.[1]Tiata promptly jumped overboard and swam back to Endeavour, while the remaining Māori paddled their craft back to shore. A 4-pounder cannon was fired after them from Endeavour′s quarterdeck, but the Māori boat was soon out of range.[1] Cook described the cape as having steep white cliffs on either side, with two large rocks resembling hay stacks near the headland.[1]

Important Bird Area

The cape has been identified as an Important Bird Area by BirdLife International because it is a breeding site for over 3000 pairs ofAustralasian Gannets.[2]

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Daily Post: Converge

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Good morning from sunny cool Hastings day.

Yesterday I had to go and help my father sell his wooden toys at a market in Napier so here is my post today.  I will post photos tomorrow of his work.  He is very talented and does well selling his toys.  My mother is not really helpful with money but enjoys meeting people, even if she says the same thing 20 times in an hour.  But she is proud of what Dad does and that is what counts.

So the Daily Post prompt is converge.

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/converge/

This week, explore the ways lines and shapes can converge in interesting ways through photography. You can take the theme in a literal or an abstract direction, as you see fit — from a photo of a byroad merging into a busy highway to an image of an airport terminal where people from all over the world form hectic, ephemeral communities.

 I decided to use nature to show how these native fern leaves converge at the top.

What’s That? The Sun..?

Converging on South Molton Street

http://sustainabilitea.wordpress.com/2014/11/28/weekly-photo-challenge-converge-an-unusual-convergence/

http://woollymuses.wordpress.com/2014/11/29/weekly-photo-challenge-converge/

WHERE IT ALL COMES TOGETHER

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge Converge

View to the Buffers

WPC: Converge

https://geophiliac.wordpress.com/2014/11/29/converge/

http://sillarit.wordpress.com/2014/11/29/daily-post-photo-challenge-converge/

https://esengasvoice.wordpress.com/2014/11/28/weekly-photo-challenge-converge/

http://piecesofstarlight.wordpress.com/2014/11/28/weekly-photo-challenge-a-convergence-of-light-and-hope/

https://hopethehappyhugger.wordpress.com/2014/11/28/wpc-converge/

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