Petals in the wind

One Wednesday earlier in January, the port at Mt Maunganui hosted three cruise ships at once – so I decided that it was a good day to carry out a few random acts of kindness and get rid of the final few of my 2015 Haiku Calendars.

Passengers from the cruise ships that call in to the Port of Tauranga have numerous options for filling in their day with tours of all sorts on offer. Some, however, choose to spend their time in Tauranga’s shopping area and so I decided to give away some calendars to say “thanks” for spending their cash here.

I handed calendars to people with Australian, American and English accents. Everyone  seemed delighted and/or bemused, but were pleasant about the offer. The ships were Voyager of the Seas, Seabourn Odyssey and Seven Seas Mariner. If any of you look into this website, please do leave a comment. I’d love to know how far afield the calendars got.

Two couples from Christchurch replied they weren’t off the ship, but could they have one anyway (of course) and another lady, also not from a cruise ship, was very excited to be offered one and asked for another for her friend, from Argentina and a poet!

The image for January 2015, NZ fur seals beside the Royal Albatross Centre, Taiaro, Otago Peninsula, South Island.

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