Saturday 18 February 2012

Day 321: Boulder Bank

Over by Nelson is a long natural spit of boulders with a lighthouse at the end. We decided to walk along it, but it proved to be much harder than we thought. There was no real path for most of the way, just boulders. On one side of the bank was the flat expanse of mud of the empty estuary. On the other was the sea. The sun blazed down on us and there was no shade at all. We were glad to shelter in the driftwood cabin above at lunchtime. If I was going to do this walk again, I would pick a cloudy day!!

We certainly didn't make it all the way to the lighthouse, but we did discover that the rocks are rich in sea urchins on the seaward side.

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