A remarkable pic. Congratulations! Are the shells part of a Maori midden, or simply an accumulation created by wave action, do you know? Interested in your environment.
The shells are left by the tide - this area has the highest tidal range in NZ, with about 5m springs. Curiously, the tidal action seems to separate and sort the empty shells, in this case pipi shells, but nearby cockle shells.
There are probably middens in the area. There were Maori in the area when Abel Tasman made his ill-fated visit in 1642.
Thanks for this information. I have never been here or to the west coast of SI, so your images are very alluring.
I am impressed. Very interesting view, great photo! G.
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Photo taken in Abel Tasman National Park Abel Tasman Walkway, Abel Tasman National Park 7183, New Zealand
Misplaced? Suggest new location