Kingtidesakl event: 21.2.15

Bucklands Beach 10.15am

Bucklands Beach 10.15am

This is a site where dotterels (and many other sea birds) nest.  When the king tides come in there is a danger that the nests will get washed away. Clifton Road Reserve Whitford. Dotterel nesting site

This is a site where dotterels (and many other sea birds) nest. When the king
tides come in there is a danger that the nests will get washed away. Clifton Road Reserve Whitford. Dotterel nesting site

Tamaki drive just before the bridge to the Ngapipi Road intersection. Some motorist can't resist the temptation to show off for a camera (I wonder if he would have been so brave if he knew it was salt water). Other motorists end up plowing through the water as the gentle left-hand bend makes the water hard to spot and the volume of traffic sometimes makes it hard to merge right. Bus vs Ocean 10.04am

Tamaki drive just before the bridge to the Ngapipi Road intersection. Some
motorist can’t resist the temptation to show off for a camera (I wonder if he
would have been so brave if he knew it was salt water). Other motorists end up
plowing through the water as the gentle left-hand bend makes the water hard to
spot and the volume of traffic sometimes makes it hard to merge right. Bus vs Ocean 10.04am

Tamaki drive just before the bridge to the Ngapipi Road intersection. Small waves splash over the top of the sea wall. The water runs down the footpath and pools on the road. Tamaki Drive, near Ngapipi Road, Bus vs Ocean 10.04am

Tamaki drive just before the bridge to the Ngapipi Road intersection. Small
waves splash over the top of the sea wall. The water runs down the footpath and
pools on the road. Tamaki Drive, near Ngapipi Road, Bus vs Ocean 10.04am

Cheltenham Beach (South end) 10.04am

Cheltenham Beach (South end) 10.04am

Cheltenham Beach (South end) 10.04am

Cheltenham Beach (South end) 10.04am

Cheltenham Beach (South end) 10.04am

Cheltenham Beach (South end) 10.04am

Cheltenham Beach (South end) 10.04am

Cheltenham Beach (South end) 10.04am

Takapuna beach boat ramp 10.00am

Takapuna beach boat ramp 10.00am

North of Takapuna beach near Thornes Beach 10.00am Takapuna seawall

North of Takapuna beach near Thornes Beach 10.00am Takapuna seawall

North of Takapuna beach near Thornes Beach 10.00am Takapuna seawall

North of Takapuna beach near Thornes Beach 10.00am Takapuna seawall

North of Takapuna beach near Thornes Beach 10.00am Takapuna seawall

North of Takapuna beach near Thornes Beach 10.00am Takapuna seawall

North of Takapuna beach near Thornes Beach 10.00am Takapuna seawall

North of Takapuna beach near Thornes Beach 10.00am Takapuna seawall

Clarks Beach 12.40pm

Clarks Beach 12.40pm

Clarks Beach 10.40pm

Clarks Beach 10.40pm

Clarks Beach 9.30am

Clarks Beach 9.30am

Clarks Beach 9.30am

Clarks Beach 9.30am

Clarks Beach 9.30am

Clarks Beach 9.30am

Clarks Beach 9.30am

Clarks Beach 9.30am

King Tide Onehunga, Manukau Harbour. High tide 1.21pm. The shags' roosting island was nearly completely under water.

King Tide Onehunga, Manukau Harbour. High tide 1.21pm.
The shags’ roosting island was nearly completely under water.

King Tide Mangere Bridge, Manukau Harbour. High tide 1.21pm. No beach to play on, but this little boy was super excited about the king tide. Mangere Bridge Reserve, Manukau Harbour 1.21pm

King Tide Mangere Bridge, Manukau Harbour. High tide 1.21pm.
No beach to play on, but this little boy was super excited about the king tide. Mangere Bridge Reserve, Manukau Harbour 1.21pm

King Tide Mangere Bridge, Manukau Harbour. High tide 1.21pm. Power boat racing at the Mangere Boating Club. This boat could just about park with the cars. Mangere Boating Club, Manukau Harbour 1.21pm

King Tide Mangere Bridge, Manukau Harbour. High tide 1.21pm.
Power boat racing at the Mangere Boating Club. This boat could just about park with the cars. Mangere Boating Club, Manukau Harbour 1.21pm

King Tide Mangere Bridge, Manukau Harbour. High tide 1.21pm. Power boat racing at the Mangere Boating Club. Mangere Boating Club, Manukau Harbour 1.21pm

King Tide Mangere Bridge, Manukau Harbour. High tide 1.21pm.
Power boat racing at the Mangere Boating Club.
Mangere Boating Club, Manukau Harbour 1.21pm

Pic 1: Tide out, taken at 11am (you can see from the brown grass that it is not unusual for this area to swamp) Pic 2: King Tide at its highest point at 1:40pm The water was high - but I think we've seen higher here before! 11am

Pic 1: Tide out, taken at 11am (you can see from the brown grass that it is not unusual for this area to swamp)
Pic 2: King Tide at its highest point at 1:40pm
The water was high – but I think we’ve seen higher here before! 11am

Bucklands Beach 10.00am

Bucklands Beach 10.00am

Onetangi Beach 9.54am

Onetangi Beach 9.54am