The Waitangi then and now

My last post was about the Waitangi shipwreck at Patea. 

It had been covered up by black sand for many years and then the wind exposed it for a while, I have photos from 2010 and 2014. 

Well, I made it back to Patea Beach today to see if it was still visible.
The shape of the beach had shifted and you wouldn't even know that there was a shipwreck on the beach at all.

It made me a little sad that it was gone, but I will keep an eye out
for its next appearance.


diane b said...

That's interesting that it disappears .

Sandi said...



Yvonne said...

Shows how powerful water and wind can be in such a short time. Like a mystery that is often elusive among other things that are often predictable. Gives one something amazing to always look forward to in their lifetime.

Hetty said...

That is the force of nature! Groetjes, Hetty

gz said...

Nature revealing and hiding.
There is a beach near where friends live at Tolsta on Lewis in the Western Isles, where the sand can be there one day and none the next.

Kris Peterson said...

How extraordinary! I can't say I've ever heard of a disappearing-reappearing-disappearing shipwreck before. It sounds likes something that would make an interesting plot feature in a movie thriller.

kiwikid said...

It is very interesting how the beaches change, there must be a huge movement of sand at that beach.

Little Wandering Wren said...

Wow is it still there underneath? That's amazing, how fascinating. To be covered in black sand seems perfect.
Looks chilly out your way!
Wren x