Nugget Point from Short Bay
To reach Nugget Point one has to drive some 25 km off the main road south of Balclutha to the coast at Port Molyneux , and then via Kaka Point, Willsher Bay and Short Bay along the coast on The Nuggets Road. Immediately it becomes clear that this is a coast with many reefs and why it was such a hazard to to early mariners in the time of sail and no GPS-based navigation. This view was taken at Short Bay, the last small bay before the final sweep toward the point. One of the many reefs along the coast cuts through the scene just below the skyline. The famous Nugget Point lighthouse can be seen at the end of the headland.
October 27, 2012 | Categories: Beaches, Chris Gregory, Exploration, New Zealand, Sigma DC 18-200mm zoom Lens, Sony Alpha DSLR - A200, South Island, Southland, Travel | Tags: Catlins, GPS, Lighthouse, navigation, Nugget Point, Port Molyneux, reefs, sail, Short Bay | Leave a comment