Friday, 20 March 2015

Picnic Point, Wapengo

Each of the tidal inlets along the Sapphire Coast supports an oyster farm industry. I know nothing about the requirements for such an industry but presumably the water quality has to be pretty good. I don't actually eat oysters either.

We visited Picnic Point at Wapengo. To get there the road skirted the north shore of Wapengo Lake so we were able to see several oyster-industry sheds as well as the patterns of the farm structures in the waters of the inlet. The inlets are also lined with mangroves.

Mangrove abruptly bordering farm pasture.
Mangroves at Wapengo Lake
Oyster farming
Wapengo Lake bordered by mangroves
Oyster-farming boxes
Oyster-farming equipment
Tending the oysters
At Picnic Point the rocky headland is very pretty and the rock platform intricately patterned. It would be interesting to know what the geological history of the area is. Phil was very careful to stay away from the edge of the platform - he broke his arm last year when washed off his feet by a wave on a rock platform.

Picnic Point, Wapengo


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