My World This is my latest posting for the My World meme . It is hosted by Klaus, Ivar,Sandy, Wren, Louise and fishing guy. Here is part of 'My World'. http://showyourworld.blogspot.com/
White's Bay is part of the Port Underwood Sound, the outer edge of the Marlborough Sounds, The name comes from a man who apparently jumped ship and lived alone in this beautiful bay many years ago during the Whaling and Sealing era, before the area was colonized. It is where the original Telephone cable came across to the South Island from the North island, an operator used to live in this old Cable Station building, which is now days used as a caretakers cottage for a small coastal camping ground.
There is a lovely sandy beach and as the sea bed slopes gentle out to sea, it is a very safe swimming beach for young and old, plus there is a very active Lifesaving group on duty on weekends and public holidays.
This evening as I took the photos there was a forest fire in a pine plantation, so there was lots of smoke in the air, and a helicopter with a monsoon bucket flew in to full up with sea water to assist with putting the fire out.