1 EAGLETON NOTES: Wellington Water Bombing

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Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Wellington Water Bombing

I'm sure that most places in the world discourage such pursuits as water bombing in a public place such as a harbour inlet in the city centre. Not New Zealand. Not Wellington. The city has actually constructed special platforms to enable it to happen. And people have lots of fun taking advantage of it and watching too.

 







22 comments:

  1. How unusual! But if it's extra space reserved for just that purpose, and does not endanger other people in or near the pool, it's a great way of offering entertainment for both the bombers and the spectators!

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    1. Meike I'm sure in many places the arrangements would be regarded as totally unacceptable but NZ still has a reasonable approach to many of these things.

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  2. Just brilliant it looks like a brown version of me.

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    1. I'd give a lot to see you do that Adrian.

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  3. It fulfills the desires of those who want to water-bomb...and it's done in a specified, controlled area.

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    1. It does Lee and it is indeed done in a specified area. I'm not so sure about the control!

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  4. Great photo but it looks like a very unsafe place as it's small and cement sides all around!

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    1. Red it was relatively small and not somewhere I'd want to jump into.

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  5. Good ol' Wellington. In the harbour you said Geeb? Great!
    It's always fun to see NZ written about 'from the outside' so to speak. Although after all this time, I think we should make you an honourable Kiwi. I will set the wheels in motion and bring you the certificate over when I come.

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    1. Kate that's a very kind thought. Thank you.

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  6. Given your recent health history and the prospect of a new knee there is no way that you should be waterbombing with the kids at Wellington harbour! Act your age man - not your shoe size!

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    1. YP I spent most of my life 'acting my age' which even at 6 was nearer middle age. When I reached sixty I found my youth for the first time. (But I still wouldn't go water-bombing there!).

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  7. Safe travels, Graham. We'll have to have twice as much fun next time! We saw the bombing tower on the news the other night and Danny straight away started thinking about building one for the dam.

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    1. Pauline I shall look forward to that. I hope you get one at the dam. They are fun.

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  8. That last picture looks like a great success, if the amount of wet spectators is anything to go by.

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    1. Fortunately my camera is waterproof Cro!

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  9. But actually being the wimp around water that I am, I'd be scared of somehow missing the pool....

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    1. Jenny missing the pool wouldn't be my fear. Hitting someone else would.

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  10. Wow that is one big water bomb. A great series of pics.

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    1. Yes Diane it really was very impressive.

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    2. Wow looks like great fun....that bomber was successful....what a BIG splash.

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