Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Boulder Bank - Nelsons Natural Wonder
Starting at Glenduan, or "The Glen" as locals refer to it,
is one of NZ's natural wonders, the 13km long Boulder Bank.
Shingles from the seaside cliffs above are reputed
(via Longshore Drift) to have formed the bank
over thousands of years.
used to have their
holiday homes -
"bach's" in Kiwi
speak, on the
but no more.
The few that
remain are only
lifetime use, in
pass on, they
will be removed.
The Boulder Bank has assisted Nelson over the years
by providing a natural haven for shipping, called
strangely enough, The Haven.
Although tidal, Nelson does have some of the bigger tides
in New Zealand, the sheltered area inside the Boulder
Bank has provided amply for both commercial and
Although a closed off line of rock for many years, in
1905 a channel was formed, becoming known as
Its through here that all modern shipping
passes to / from Port Nelson.
Posted by David Leggott at 3:32 PM