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Re: S&A influence on boating

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Posted by Alex on June 29, 2020 at 18:26:50 user Alex.

In Reply to: Re: S&A influence on boating posted by Mike Field on June 29, 2020 at 17:10:43:

"Two of my friends set themselves the challenge of walking at low tide across the Mapua estuary, near Nelson in New Zealand, each deciding on a different strategy."

Not sure which way she was going but that's the area we rowed and sailed in. Mapua is on the entrance channel to the mudflats and Rabbit Island stretches from the channel towards Nelson. There are basically two mudflats, divided by the narrow bit where a river, Waimea river, comes in and a bridge across from the mainland to the island.

The wind always blows from the sea, sea breeze (except when it doesn't) and we lived on the far edge so always had a run home. My mother tended to roll her eyes, you might say, as we often, when I took her out, walked to take a shortcut across the mud, pushing our little praam dinghy on the way home.

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