Wednesday, March 04, 2009

White's Bay

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White's Bay.



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.

11 comments:

Nyle said...

how I miss my "life saving" days at Whites Bay. There really is no place better than this bay. Seeing your photos makes me yearn to walk back over the track and retrace my teenage steps.

Indrani said...

That is a terrific action shot of the helicopter. Hope the forest fire was under control soon.

SandyCarlson said...

Such a very beautiful place!

Louise said...

This looks to be an absolutely enchanting place! I love that the ocean floor slopes gently so swimming is good for everyone. Very beautiful.

Kahshe Cottager said...

What a lovely place! No snow! I'll trade you some for some sunshine!

Thanks for your visit to my blogs. It was so nice to meet a new visitor today after I had been away for so long.

antigoni said...

Awesome photos. Excellent post!

the walking man said...

It is good for my eyes to be reminded that there is yet beautiful places in the world. You are very fortunate to have one of them in your vision so readily.

BJ Roan said...

Such a beautiful place.

Nessa said...

Wow, very beautiful.

Jedediah said...

Great pictures and I learned something new - monsoon bucket, what a great word :)

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