Shag Rock Gets Rest Area
A rest area has been created at Shag Rock-Rapanui, Sumner,
where an old boat shed used to stand.
The boat shed fell
into disrepair after use for nearly 60 years. It was the
shelter for the Sumner lifeboat from 1941 to 1952 and later
used by sea cadets.
Since the cadets left it, the shed
was used by "the occasional moulting penguin," according to
Rodney Chambers, supervisor of the Christchurch City
Council's Coast Care.
The Council's Parks Unit removed
the building several months ago and the Coastal Parks'
rangers have redeveloped the area with rock landscaping,
coastal native plantings and seats.
Mr. Chambers says the
views to the mountains and out to sea are as spectacular as
ever. He says the rest area can be used also for fishing and
the old boat ramp has been retained for kayakers.
information: Rodney Chambers: 025 226 7987 or 382
Christchurch City Council http://www.ccc.govt.nz
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