Not a Pretty Sight!

Stuck in the mudflats

It happens from time to time, but I have never witnessed it before: people driving onto the tidal mudflats of the Manukau Harbour and getting stuck. This was one of two cars that suffered such a fate on Tuesday afternoon. The smaller one got dragged out before the tide came back. This car was probably too heavy to drag, and it appears to have 44-gallon drums attached to the wheels, presumably in the hope of floating it on the incoming tide. 20 hours later there was no trace of any vehicle, so the operation must have been successful.

This is shot at Armour Bay; in the background is Big Bay on Awhitu Peninsula.