Exciting news at Hikoikoi.
Though I have yet to see it with my own eyes, it seems that George, our resident white heron is back. At least that’s what I am told by the owner of one of the boat sheds down there. There was no useful bird life there on Friday, but the place itself was restful
If you have been visiting this blog for a while, you may remember the Maree K. This sturdy little work boat was washed up on the sea wall in the big storm of June 2013, and then sat there for at least six months. The diagonal stain across her transom is indicative of how she sat as the tide surged in and out. She is back on her slip, and there are some signs of work being done on her.
I visited the Seaview Marina where the water was still so I got down to within a centimetre or two of sea level and tried for a low angle view.
On the way back along Port Road, I saw the tug Kowhai and her barge getting river gravel from the mouth of the river. Like many work boats she is not a graceful vessel, but is strong and does the job.
Apologies for the lateness of this edition.