Excited crowds in Whanganui today as they prepared to re-launch the paddle steamer Waimarie after a repaint and overhaul.  She was originally towed up the slipway by vintage steam engines, so it was fitting that those same engines were there to take the strain as she re-entered the water.  The noise was ear-piercing as the engines saluted each other in thanks and farewell.

There was so much to capture that I have just included the first few photos here, and will post more tomorrow…

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