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Author Topic: Crossing the Bar,Kiwi style  (Read 676 times)

John W E

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Re: Crossing the Bar,Kiwi style
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2011, 11:17:22 AM »

John the harbour bar in our local harbour has caused a few fishing boats to broach whilst coming in during  bad weather  but it looks a pussycat compared with that
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Re: Crossing the Bar,Kiwi style
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2011, 09:17:00 PM »

Yep - that's the Grey River bar, apparently one of the worst in Australasia. The heavy seas and high river flow were a result of the same weather patterns that caused floods in Australia.
The bar moves about quite a bit due to the changes in flow and sea levels etc, so it's apparently never in quite the same place. Those fishing boats had been out for over a week and made their way from Bluff I think. The skippers didn't seem too worried about it all!
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