DOWN AT THE MOUTH

A cold mid-winter day, and another walk towards the mouth of the mighty Whanganui River.  Once a busy port with international callers, now just a sleepy backwater – although there are plans afoot to revive the port for inter-Island ferries.  Remains of past glories are marked by rotting piers beloved by ducks and other birds.

low tide
on the mud flats
swallow flight