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.