Blair very kindly takes regular drone photos of the river mouth. This time he has also included the village and Strathnaver. The photos below have been reduced in size and quality. The full-size versions are worth viewing though, so at the end of the post is a set of links to the larger, better quality photos, each of which is around 5 MB in size. Beware data use on phone plans.
On Sunday, 08 December 2019 we had a good amount of rain — about 28mm. We also had some gusty winds in the evening. By Monday it was obvious that some trees had suffered. Outside 41 Manga Pirau Street quite a few branches came down, while 9 Duncan Street suffered a broken fence when a large tree fell on top of it.
Later in the day workers dealt with the fallen tree.
The first Godwits of the season have completed their 8-day, 12,000 Km flight from the Arctic and have arrived at Waikawa Beach. At least half a dozen were down at the river mouth today. Keep an eye out for more.