Archive: 2012

Godwits Just Arrived on Farewell Spit

Just recieved a text from the folk on the Spit today that they have seen our first arrivals from Alaska for this season.

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Posted by Paddy on 29 November 2012

Tags: golden bay godwits farewell spit

Whales Strand on Farewell Spit

About 30 Pilot Whales stranded on the Golden Bay side of the Spit just before lunchtime today.

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Posted by Paddy on 5 November 2012

Tags: golden bay whale stranding farewell spit

Ship sinks off Farewell Spit, cargo washes up 95 years later.

We found the contents of a barrel washed up on the ocean beach not far from the Lighthouse at the end of Farewell Spit.

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Posted by Paddy on 24 August 2012

Tags: ship sinking golden bay farewell spit

A Birthday surprise on Farewell Spit

A few days ago I took some friends on a quick visit to the Spit. Along the way we collected flotsam that had washed up.

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Posted by Paddy on 8 August 2012

Tags: birthday flotsam