Monday, November 28, 2011

Is that a river there..

no that’s just the tide, that fills the Waimea Inlet, the largest estuary in the South Island of NZ, twice a day.

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There’s only two seawater entrances, one to the east, Blind Channel next to Nelson Airport,

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and this one at Mapua on Rabbit Islands Western side. (photo above shows tide almost too strong to row out to your moored yacht, so “power” was required today, Sunday.)

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With the opening of the latest bikeway of the NZ Cycleway, there was a need to get from Rabbit Island,

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across this channel to Mapua and the mainland as it were.

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Enter the newly introduced “flat bottomed boat”