The sun does shine on Rangitoto

Today was a stunning winter day, perfect for our first visit to Wreck Bay, also known as Boulder Bay. We took the ferry again, this time from Auckland city, which had us disembarking at Islington Bay at 10:00, and we then made our way along the 35 minute walking track to Wreck Bay.

Kurt hiking along the coast to the western end of Wreck Bay

Kurt hiking along the coast to the western end of Wreck Bay

We surveyed two of the eleven abandoned vessels in this location, both on the western end of the bay, Rarawa and Dartford.

Stern of Rarawa

Stern of Rarawa

Capstan/winch, most likely from Dartford

Capstan/winch, most likely from Dartford

Possible evidence of salvage was found in an assemblage of iron bolts which were collected in a pile alongside the remains of burnt timber, although it was not possible to postiviely identify the vessel which these are associated with. /MF

Assemblage of iron bolts

Assemblage of iron bolts

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