The Secret of Santa Vittoria

by Robert Crichton | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 034000892x Global Overview for this book
Registered by Skyring of Reid, Australian Capital Territory Australia on 3/25/2005
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2 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by Skyring from Reid, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Friday, March 25, 2005
Pre-numbered label used for registration. I wrapped this up in a couple of ziploc bags and launched it into the harbour...

Journal Entry 2 by littlemurray from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Sunday, March 27, 2005
we were on our boat in akaroa haurbour and i saw the book floating inside a plastic bag in the water. I picked it up and bout it home.

CAUGHT IN CHRISTCHURCH AKAROA NEW ZEALAND

Journal Entry 3 by Skyring from Reid, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Sunday, March 27, 2005
Ooops, it took me too long to get back to an Internet connection to make release notes! Here we see the book under scrutiny...

Journal Entry 4 by Skyring from Reid, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Sunday, March 27, 2005
...leading to a closer inspection...

Journal Entry 5 by Skyring from Reid, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Sunday, March 27, 2005
...joined by another observer. I looked back later on as we moved away, and the big gull was pecking at it like a packet of sangers. My heart sank, like I thought the book soon would. So glad that it was rescued.

It has been a fantastic Bookcrossing Convention. http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/~jenandh/bcnz05/bcnz.htm

The last event is Monday morning at the Piranha cafe at 9:30 before we all fly off. Me back to Canberra, thebiblioholic to New York, Rarsberry to Dunedin, littlemave and mavette to Sydney...

Journal Entry 6 by Skyring from Reid, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Sunday, March 27, 2005
Here's another shot, courtesy non-fiction, from whom I also sourced the first image. A minute or so after this the pecking started, but we were so far away by then that my humble little camera couldn't zoom in that far.

Journal Entry 7 by Skyring from Reid, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Sunday, March 27, 2005
It was a glorious day on the harbour. We'd been promised rain and cloud, but it cleared up for a beautiful Easter Sunday.

Journal Entry 8 by Skyring from Reid, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Sunday, March 27, 2005
Looking away from the sun (and this is actually the photograph immediately preceding the one above), the light gives the circle of hills surrounding Akaroa a tremendous presence, like a backdrop to a theatre stage. It really is a delightful spot, and agai I thank the convention organisers for bringing us here.

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