Sunday, April 11, 2010

Echo in Picton

At top, the long green boat at the back is the scow Echo, which is up on the hard in Picton. The following two pics are taken from the Echo, where I had a glass of local Pinot Noir and sat for a bit. The last one includes what is called locally the coat-hanger bridge; it looks to me more like a pointed arch. It's a foot bridge, tall enough to permit ships to pass beneath.

Over its life as a working vessel, the Echo was stranded on sand bars in the Marlborough Sounds 15 times and 'wrecked' a couple of times as well. It was probably a good idea to pull her out of the water.

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