Story: Beachcombing

At the cove

At the cove

This beach on Auckland’s North Shore has proved fruitful for beachcomber Tricia Hollingum and her son Sam. Some beaches attract all manner of floating detritus, while others remain relatively clean.

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Contributed by Tricia Hollingum.

My son Sam and I walk our dog, Eddie, on Devonport’s Cheltenham Beach and the little beach to the right of North Head. The best place for treasure hunting is definitely the little cove around the rocks at the base of North Head. It has a natural horseshoe shape that holds on to all sorts of things once the tide has retreated.

This summer we saw a whole pineapple in the water and had a great time watching people react as it bobbed in and out of the waves near the shore. We’ve also found a full bottle of shampoo, a large tablecloth, a half bottle of brandy and a neatly cut $5 bill. We find a lot of empty coconut shells too. I wonder how far they have come?

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Carl Walrond, 'Beachcombing - The human factor', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/community-contribution/7198/at-the-cove (accessed 29 November 2021)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 12 Jun 2006