Today we revisited what is now a familiar landscape - a low thin island with flora and fauna clinging to it tenaciously.
My friend and noted conservationist Gerry Brackenbury planted 18 Pohutakawa trees on the island. The bad news is that about 4 of these are dead or struggling and sadly loosing the battle.
Looking towards the west. The island is low and windswept. King tides almost inundate the island.
It was high tide and the mangroves bordering the island were flooded with seawater.
My brother Tony transported us across to the island from the Onerahi launching ramp in his 'Seabird' dinghy and helped clear around the trees - two unlikely lads turned eco warriors for the day LOL.
Tonys campervan and dinghy kit did the business really well.