Since 9/11 access to the ports has become very limited. Whilst our view of Port Taranaki today from behind the Magogs Motor Cycle Club was scenic, it was still distant.
So this is an attempt at binocular sketching.
My only problem came near the end of the drawing when I discovered by viewing detailed sections through the binoculars, I'd missed a crane. Through judicious squeezing and use of colour, I managed to bolt the missing No 3 crane on.
High walls on the Magog's million dollar property behind me. A couple of large dogs hung around the gate to make sure we weren't up to no good.
The Spinnaker SW Bulk Carrier - (Panama registered) was loading logs for Lanqiao, China. It is 176m long, gross tonnage - 20,000, built in Japan two years ago.