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Captain's Log - Episode Two

Television (Full Length Episode) – 2001

For this 2001 series Peter Elliott retraced Captain James Cook’s first voyage around Aotearoa. The second episode heads from Mercury Bay to Cape Reinga. Elliott diverts from Cook’s wake to Waitemata Harbour to investigate New Zealand boatbuilding history, and sail a Team New Zealand America’s Cup yacht with Tom Schnackenberg. Elliott then boards HMNZS Te Kaha to "hoon" up the coast to rejoin The Endeavour's path. In the Bay of Islands he meets Waitangi waka paddlers, crews on tall ship R Tucker Thompson, and dives to the Rainbow Warrior wreck off the Cavalli Islands.

These days, of course, it's a depth sounder and fish finder and all the rest of it, which I'm actually quite grateful for at the moment.
– Ferro captain Keith Pine on improvements in navigation since Cook's time, while crossing the Firth of Thames

Key Cast & Crew

Peter Elliott

Presenter, Writer

Mark Everton

Director, Writer

Gresham Bradley

Producer, Original Concept

John A Givins

Producer, Original Concept

Mark Potter

Second Unit Camera

Tessa Duder


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Produced by

Livingstone Productions