OldEric says :-) 29th Dec 2002. Sunday. Whitianga. Went for an early morning walk 6.30am. First visit since we visited last Easter. A lot of changes since our last visit, big and small. Extentions here, extentions there. The 'Old Whitianga' seems to be disappearing slowly under a sea of concrete. As I strolled along and passing Sleeman's Park I thought it all seemed to have started after the Marina was built.
A shame I thought, Whitianga is loosing its character. Who said "what price progress"? Even the Wharf has had a railing put round the sitting ledge area and isolating our sitting spot. Ah, well.