Story: Beachcombing

Page 2. The human factor

We asked people around the country to send us stories in their own words about what they have discovered along the coastline. Here is a selection in which the beachcomber has enjoyed a memorable experience.

What's your story?

Boys’ own adventure

Boys’ own adventure

In the 1970s, a children’s book inspired Nik Smythe and his brother to send a message.

After the storm

After the storm

A walk at Eastbourne’s Rona Bay inspired this poem by Maggie Rainey-Smith.

A lucky friendship

A lucky friendship

A message in a bottle changed one young woman’s life.

At the cove

At the cove

A little bay at Devonport is a treasure trove.

A toast at sunset

A toast at sunset

Two adventurers made the most of a beach find.

Give and take

Give and take

The sea may sometimes return a favour.

How to cite this page:

Carl Walrond, 'Beachcombing - The human factor', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/beachcombing/page-2 (accessed 19 July 2019)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 12 Jun 2006