Whakatahuri Bay

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



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.


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


As she was.


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


After a easy start we headed off.

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