Sunday, April 22, 2007

Day 4 - Portage to Anakiwa - Kenepuru Sound (near Portage)

Kenepuru Sound (near Portage)
Originally uploaded by mchnz.
The day started with a steep ascent from sea level to 400 metres. This photo was taken on our way up, and features Portage Bay and "Take in" Bay. Note the slither of land at the back of Take in Bay that prevents Kaiaho Point peninsula from becoming an island.

The saddle between Portage Bay in Kenepuru Sound and Torea Bay in Queen Charlotte sound is a low point in the ridge line where the Maori used to carry canoes between the two sounds to avoid having to navigate around huge peninsula on the other side of Kenepuru sound.

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