Whakatahuri Bay

Our anchorage for the night was Whakatahuri Bay at the bottom of Forsyth Bay, as usual with mussel farms and attendant shags.

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In the 1950s the Wells brothers, Francis & Thomas, set up a ship breaking business in the bay which was, later, also well known for building boats. I think Lois’ grandfather had a boat built here. I’m not sure how much goes on here now but there is still a lot of evidence.

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Close up of the wreck, she was the coastal vessel MV Tiroa.

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As she was.

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and the debris field, I think all the good stuff will have gone.

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After a easy start we headed off.