Category Archives: Water

So, Farewell then….

Farewell Spit, top of the south and over the Takaka Hill seems appropriate. Normal service will resume over at Mainz Daily Photo presently Advertisements

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Big one

A 4.62 tide does a lot. Floods the carpark in downtown Nelson. (Every time, and the council muppets don’t think to post signs warning people…) Lets you move big boats around the estuary Gives the Mapua Ferry a REALLY hard … Continue reading

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Katoa on the swivel…

The instant the tide changed at the Mapua channel. High-ish tide (4.2m) at 10:32, not a breath of wind, menacing clouds that gave off a few drops, but nothing else. Big tide coming up on Friday – 4.6m and dropping … Continue reading

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I don’t think so.. This was the morning after a day and a half of 90+ km/h winds and 140 litres of rain per square metre. Since then, the estuary’s been dotted with up-country driftwood and other objects of interest … Continue reading

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Waimea Inlet. Monochromatically

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Dividing line

This what happens when an outgoing tide (top) gets chased along by the remnants of heavy rainfall in the hills issuing from the Waimea river into the estuary. As much as I like rain, the sediment that it deposits on … Continue reading

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Lily heads for the mooring b(u)oy

   “Lily” heads in for a quick scrub and wash behind the ears Rhett shows where the dry dock is Sort of….

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