West Coast

A few days before I went to Fiordland, with the help of a friend, I worked on a jigsaw, first one I’d done for a long time. They’re relaxing and for some reason very gripping.

I chose this one partly because I like the style of these early travel posters and partly because I like these de Havilland Fox Moths. Even though built in the 30’s there is one of these at Mandeville near here, in perfect condition.

Capable of carrying 4 passengers, in a cabin separate from the pilot’s, one of these was used to start one of the very first passenger services in NZ. Surprisingly it was on the West Coast.