Wahine Disaster anniversary

I have just watched the chilling footage of the Wahine Disaster which occured on 10th April 1968. It was a passenger ferry which sank on Barret’s Reef on the Wellington Coast, at Seatoun, in a terrible storm.
The footage took me back to a few days ago while on the coast, when I took these photos. Although not the same spot, the familiar jagged rocks lie right round the coast.

Also see a short film and photos on youTube at:

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