Anne Robinson of the Weakest Link would have had a pithy comment for that Effort.
I am awarding Hp the winners place on the podium for Prose and application and a point for the beach location.
Marc 1 for the cliffs and PMofNZ 1 for The Man.
Sorry William no bananas
1 Sir William Hamilton,founder and patriarch of CWF Hamilton Engineering.
Widely regarded world wide as the originator of applied hydrojet propulsion of watercraft, although he always attributed it to an older guy Archimedes.
Born in Ashwick Flat, NW of Fairlie, Bill purchased Irishman Creek Station on the Tekapo/Pukaki Rd at the ripe old age of 21then indulged in his passion for engineering, first at the Station then in Christchurch.
Wanting a craft that could negotiate the shallow shingle rivers that were the main fare around his home base, he worked on impeller pumps then in a departure from earlier thinking, placed the steerable outlet above the line of the bottom of the hull and the rest as they say is history.
Taking his boats to the Colorado with his son Guy and his mates they did the Impossible according to all local knowledge and completed the first ascent of the river through the Grand Canyon and then to complete the job took the boats back down again.
2 Red Beach north of Auckland City.
3 Lake Benmore near Otematata.
4 Waikato Falls on the Tongariro east of the Desert Road on the boundary of the Kaimanawa Forest Park.
5 Cathedral Cliffs with Gore Bay behind, From The Port Robinson Road.
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