Monday, October 18, 2010

Low tide shows clearly why…

Mariners of old got caught out.

That Rock (Custom)

At full tide everything looks serene.

R0012022 (Custom)

Maybe the fact that Nelson has one of the highest tidal ranges in NZ, up to 4.6m on a spring tide may also have caught out the unwary.

R0013433 (Custom)

Low tide shot here depicts exactly what I mean.

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Many ships floundered before when entering the haven and Port of Nelson

DSC_2443 The Cut (Custom)

in the days before a channel and deep water entryway, The Cut, was blasted into the Boulder Bank.