CROSSING THE BAR

In memory of those who didn’t make it

turbulent meeting of sea and river
waves stained by the bleeding land
slap and spray of swells against the rocks
and a fishing boat battling
to cross the bar

held breath of the watchers
as it leans to the water
this time…

I have watched the boats coming in over rough water on the Westport bar, but any photos taken are long lost…this video is of boats crossing the Greymouth bar just a bit further down the coast.

I apologise for some of that language, but people were obviously tense…