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…