Marine at Bluff

Marine regards the ocean,
its rhythm and its rhyme,
while maritime conducts its business,
to be there just in time.*

Part of some verse I found that explains the difference in meaning between marine and maritime. It suits this post because the photos show marine murals on old stores buildings of The New Zealand Shipping Company Limited at Bluff.

Photos taken by Liz 01 Sept 2018 at Bluff, Southland, New Zealand

*Hildebrand, L.P. & Schrรถder-Hinrichs, JU. WMU J Marit Affairs (2014) 13: 173.

Marine Murals, Maritime Stores

The New Zealand Shipping Company (NZSC) was a shipping company whose ships ran passenger and cargo services between Great Britain and New Zealand between 1873 and 1973. – first line from the Wikipedia article on the company


Part of a larger mural, also on an NZSC building:

Great tasting crumbed blue cod and chips that we enjoyed at Bluff:

Text and Photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2018)

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  1. I know nothing about ships & fishing, but love marine/maritime stuff and stories. These are very fun murals! We don’t have blue cod here (in the U.S.) , it’s always haddock around here, the fish and chips looks delicious.

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    1. My father’s twin brother was a fisherman and occasionally when I was a kid and we were visiting, he’d take us out hand-line fishing from his boat on the Manukau Harbour, Auckland. I loved those trips! My aunt of course was a dab hand at cooking the fresh fish when we came home with the catch. Yum!

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      1. That sounds pretty great. I tried to cook cod a few times when I was in college, and going to the University of Hull for a semester, but it didn’t come out too well. But I loved going to a fish & chips shop.
        Saltwater fishing is definitely on my “bucket list” of things I want to try.

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        1. I was just reading your comment again and I thought about what a delicate food it is, fish is very easy to overcook! You should come down to Bluff and try some fishing there, you can book on a fishing trip. I’ve never gone on a paid trip but I’d be tempted to do it from there, it would be such a neat experience!

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          1. I can usually manage to cook salmon, or catfish (which is pretty popular in the U.S.) but I was trying to bake codfish in an old, unpredictable and evil little cooker in a student apartment. It used to incinerate stuff on a regular basis, no matter what temperature it was set at. I think it was possessed. But the charter fishing is definitely a good idea!

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              1. You can catch salmon in New York (there’s salmon in the Great Lakes, even though they’re freshwater) and they’re pretty good, but not as good as Alaskan or the Pacific NW, those are delicious.

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