Friday, 8 August 2014

Tauranga Railway Bridge and Yacht Club

Images and text kindly contributed by Ken Morris of Queensland, former Tauranga resident.

Image courtesy of Ken Morris
This picture is of my mother and me on the beach between the yacht club/railway bridge and what were the sea water baths.  I can remember swimming in them and there were big holes where the railway irons that formed the “pen” to keep out sharks had rusted away.

Image courtesy of Ken Morris
We used to swim in and out. For swimming races, one lap swum with the tide, the other lap against, they had to put boards against the rail irons because of the barnacles when turning at end of the lap.

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