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Cosy Nook, New Zealand

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Comments (5)

bdeh on May 18, 2010

Nice picture Ian. Greetings Berend

Ian Stehbens on May 19, 2010

Welcome to Mullet Bay

Once upon a time, this bay was rich in mullet, crayfish, cod, and abalone (paua). Muttonbirds lived here and the native bush came down to the beach. During the 1950s, there were 6 or 7 fishing boats that worked from here.

During the 19th Century, when Captain George Thomson, a harbour master at Bluff, retired, he lived in a house near here which he called 'Cosy Nook'. The name has stuck and now Mullet Bay (pictured) is called Cosy Nook by the visitors that find there way here, directed by the maps on which Cosy Cove is but an interesting notation.

The local residents point out that it should be called Mullet Cove. But since they and their antecedent fishermen have fished out most of the mullet perhaps it is better to call it Cosy Nook after all.

The shacks or cribs that sit behind the spur and cuddle cosily around the southern side of the bay, make this location a picturesque place - waiting for film crew to make it a location!

The shacks are owned but there is no title to the land on which they sit. They were built years ago before there were councils that worried and regulated building codes. Don't hurry here to retire. The dwellings cannot be enlarged, and no more may be built for now we have regulations.

Greetings from Cosy Nook!

Ian Stehbens on May 19, 2010

Thanks and warmest regards, Berend.


sugarbag1 on May 20, 2010

Hello at last Ian.Sorry for not commenting much lately. Got very far behind. Wonderful scenery, with many smooth rocks and those houses close to the shore. Hmmmmmmmmm must be nice to stay there at times, I think.Kind Regards, David

Ian Stehbens on May 20, 2010

Dear David,

You would know what it is like here for this is just a little cove along the length of the coast facing the Southern Ocean - just like near Albany. Cosy Nook implies that one needs to shelter from the stormy blast and rough seas at times. So tucked down behind the hills and facing into the bay seems like a safe place. Cosy too, if the fireplace is lit.

Thanks for your encouraging comments.


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