Big wave, wet walk

11:54, Jan 03 2014
coastal walkway stand
Should I or shouldn't I? A man contemplates whether or not to walk on New Plymouth's Coastal Walkway during high tide.

A wander along New Plymouth's Coastal Walkway was a soul soaking experience for many today but not because of rain.

A 3.8 metre high tide at 11.56am this morning, combined with a large swell and north westerly winds pushed the sea into the path of holiday makers and art lovers watching the stone carving symposium.  

"It's more exciting than the carvers," said one onlooker as a group of sea-soaked tourists had their photo taken with a huge wave crashing over the rocks behind them.


Coastal Walkway full
Big waves and a high tide made for a wet trip along New Plymouth's Coastal Walkway today.

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