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Coastal Shipping

Milburn Carrier II at French Bay

Milburn Carrier II at French Bay

The Milburn Carrier II has delivered its load of cement and is on the way back to the South Island. High tide is needed to negotiate the channel.

The Manukau Harbour – opening from the Auckland Isthmus to the Tasman Sea – is too shallow for modern shipping.…

Two Ducks on the Water …

Saturday, 4:42pm at French Bay

Saturday, 4:42pm at French Bay

… two girls by the water, and one car in the water. A sad story unfolded since Friday afternoon, when this car was driven onto the soft mudflats of French Bay, and did not make it out when the tide came in.…

Nightfall

The Cloud

The Cloud

A big cloud towers over the Manukau Harbour, catching the last light of the setting sun. As the Low disappeared in the east, a chilly night ensued, followed by a crisp but sunny day. French Bay.

More Skywatch images at the Skywatch Site!…

Optimists in the Mist

Optimists in the Mist

Optimists in the Mist

Yesterday we had a misty morning (same again today). The Optimist enthusiasts were out on the water at French Bay, practicing their capsize manoeuvres. (The big star on the sail is the sponsor’s mark: Southern Cross Travel Insurance.)…

A Glimpse of Titirangi

From Lynfield Cove

From Lynfield Cove

Looking from Gilletta Reserve (Lynfield Cove) past the Blockhouse Bay boat ramp towards French Bay Yacht Club and the hills beyond. The high peak is Mount Donald McLean (398m), on the way from Huia to Whatipu.…

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