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.