Where Natural Meets Nautical – More of Marsden Point

Walking beside Whangarei Harbour

It was a lovely morning last Friday; waking up down by the wharf at Marsden Point – beside the oil refinery. Too nice for sitting and looking; time for a walk to make the most of it. We headed off for another walk around the beach to the Whangarei Harbour entrance; and then further around south.

Marsden Point Wharf at entrance to Whangarei Harbour

Marsden Point Wharf at entrance to Whangarei Harbour

Marsden Point Wharf at entrance to Whangarei Harbour

Marsden Point Wharf at entrance to Whangarei Harbour, Mt Manaia beyond

Mt Manaia across Whangarei Harbour

Mt Manaia across Whangarei Harbour

Wyn and birds beside Whangarei Harbour entrance

Wyn and birds beside Whangarei Harbour entrance

On the way back I had another go at getting a bit abstract with the water and sand patterns.

Under The Wharf at Marsden Point

Under The Wharf at Marsden Point

Sand and sea patterns at Marsden Point

Sand and sea patterns at Marsden Point – this one is a small portion of the picture below.

Sand and sea patterns at Marsden Point

Sand and sea patterns at Marsden Point – the picture above is a small portion of this one.

We headed back to where we were parked, but not without a final visit to the tug boat wharf.

Marsden Point wharf - for wood chips and logs and containers and ...

Marsden Point wharf – for wood chips and logs and containers and …

Mt Manaia across Whangarei Harbour from Marsden Point

Mt Manaia across Whangarei Harbour from Marsden Point

Ship loading at Marsden Point wharf on Whangarei Harbour

Ship loading at Marsden Point wharf on Whangarei Harbour

All too soon it was time to move off; a couple of dozen kilometres north-west to Whangarei City.

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