The Editor’s Diary: where have you been? 13th November 2018

RNZNS Te Mana

So on Fri­day, this hap­pened. We want­ed to shoot a ship com­ing into the port. Phil Julian, man­ager of oper­a­tions at the Port of Tau­ran­ga set his alarm clock, and took us out on the pilot boat at 6am to RNZNS Te Mana. Tra­cie, our pho­tog­ra­pher, fol­lowed by Phil, fol­lowed by Mat, our pub­lish­er, walked from one ship to the oth­er in the mid­dle of the ocean and climbed the rope lad­der to board Te Mana. Phil pilot­ed the ship back into the port and Mat and Tra­cie had the heart thump­ing joy of know­ing they were still alive.