Category Archives: Water

She sells seashells…

…on the seashore. This is what the high tide mark looks like after a series of very low tides, blazing sun and flocks of wading birds and seagulls have finished with the mollusks in the estuary. Advertisements

Posted in Mapua, Nature, Water | 1 Comment

Maybe I’m amazed…

I don’t know what it is about the Waimea estuary. Some folk want to drive to Rough Island. Some folk pick up their kayaks and walk. This mob got confused by a combination of the ever-changing pattern of channels and … Continue reading

Posted in Country, Mapua, Water | 1 Comment

Man overboard

Mapua wharf, any time of day.

Posted in Fun, Mapua, Sea, Water | 2 Comments

Chester’s got the right idea

Our dog neighbour Chester has the right idea. It’s close to 30 Celcius today and as humid as anything. Just moving gets you sweating. I think I’ll join Chester for a swim High tide’s at 15:48…

Posted in Country, Mapua, Water | 2 Comments


We got 80mm overnight and  – from what our young neighbour Sam says, having observed the river going over the floodgates – the catchment area of the Waimea river appears to have got even more. Which all ends up in … Continue reading

Posted in Mapua, Sea, Views, Water, Weather | 1 Comment

Shortcut to Rough Island……

Or: Fergie saves the day Or: Patrick the Good Samurai. (As Christine points out: AGAIN!!!!) I have NO IDEA what these folk were doing, lurking around on the edges of the Waimea Estuary just under the cottage with a rising … Continue reading

Posted in Country, Mapua, Sea, This is New Zealand, Water | 3 Comments

Water rats

Patrick built a pontoon at the bottom of the road for our shared neighbours’ 2 kids the other day. Guess who got roped in to swimming out, clambering up on it and doing a divebomb yesterday Correct….

Posted in Cool stuff, Country, People, Sea, Water | Leave a comment