Timaru Port Breakwater

One cloudy afternoon, we decided to drive down the shingle beach at the eastern side of Timaru port to enjoy the beach and ocean view.

It’s the part of Timaru Port that we haven’t visited.

The gloomy cold afternoon did not discourage us for we’re excited to see the place.

The fact that you’re on the utmost edge of the city facing the deep open ocean, cold wind blowing strong and the waves beating the breakwater makes the event more exhilarating.

Timaru Port Shingle Beach

Goose Barnacles at Timaru Harbour
Goose Barnacles at shingle beach, Timaru Port

We went about exploring the area. We watched the flock of shags congregating at the calm part of the shingle bar.

Then my wife and our daughter found Goose Barnacles growing on a beached tree branch.

We didn’t know what they were until my wife searched the internet.

Goose barnacles are prized delicacy (Percebes) in the USA and Europe, particularly Spain and Portugal.

Goose Barnacles at Timaru Port Shingle Beach
Close up view of goose barnacles found at Timaru Port beach.

Shingle Beach Timaru Port

Located near us, there are many more things that we need to know and discover in Timaru Port or Caroline Bay Port.

We look forward to fishing here one of these days.

 
 

PHOTO CREDIT: Jewel Kwe Castillon