Whale of a time Had a whale of a time in Riverton. 09 Jan ~Southland, New Zealand. Click on photo to enlarge Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related 8 thoughts on “Whale of a time” Add yours What a fun, whimsical sculpture to see on a nice trip in the countryside. 🙂 LikeLiked by 2 people Reply It was really lovely .. made us both smile 🙂 LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Te Ara has this to say of Riverton: “It is the oldest Pākehā settlement in Southland and Otago. Before the arrival of Europeans, it was home to a substantial Māori pā called Aparima, the inhabitants attracted by the harbour and ample seafood. In the mid-1830s, Captain John Howell established a whaling station there. He took a Māori woman of high rank as his wife and thereby acquired a lot of land. Today, a large memorial beside the Aparima River estuary commemorates Howell.” The article shows the whale sculpture but neglects to say who created it, nor could I find that information after some searching on the Internet. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Re the smiling whale, there was a small plaque but it only credited the Lions Club and didn’t name any particular creator or designer. LikeLike Reply What a great smile. I’m doing my best to imitate it! LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Sweet 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I love the title of the posting and love your whale, Liz. You definitely brought a smile to my face this morning. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Awesome! My job is done 🙂 LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.