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Discussion: Cathedral Cove

in: blairtrewin; blairtrewin > 2024-02-02

Feb 2, 2024 11:28 AM # 
Presumably the walking track had actually been repaired at some time in the intervening years since Cyclone Debbie washed it out in April 2017:
Feb 2, 2024 10:27 PM # 
I remember visiting Cathedral Cove and also the Sprint Qualification at WMOC 2017. Some tricky passages on the course where a larger scale map would have made it possible to actually see them. The 1:4000 scale definitely wasn´t enough for older eyes.
Feb 2, 2024 11:07 PM # 
I walked with a 1:3000 map yesterday and it was still hard to see some of the detail.
Feb 8, 2024 4:29 AM # 
Jenny it's closed because of Cyclone Gabrielle, the same storm that flooded the whole valley through Eskvale on the way into Napier. Kyhil and I explored the limits of the closed section and also tried to get to the cove by 2 different sea methods (but were thwarted by weather).
Feb 8, 2024 7:09 AM # 
I think it might have actually been the late January storm (two weeks before Gabrielle), though the Coromandel got smashed by both. There's a good photo gallery of what was left of the highway across the Coromandel (which reopened in December).
Feb 8, 2024 9:40 AM # 
Yes well, my tongue-in-cheek question was whether the track into Cathedral Cove had actually been reopened at any time since Debbie closed it...

National Parks never did replace the bridges along Fourth Creek between Second and Third Falls at Morialta after the November 2005 flood, just put in (enormous) stepping-stones!
Feb 10, 2024 7:18 AM # 
Ahh, fair Jenny, sorry didn't realise!

Stepping stones seem a bit more robust tbh.

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