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New sign highlights our mountain outlook

November 15th, 2016
[by David Armstrong]

We all know Arthur and Campbell, but what about all those other mountains in the ranges to our west that make up our everyday outlook? How many can we name?

A new signboard set up recently on the east side of the Motueka Inlet walking track provides most of the answers. It is located only a few metres north of the York Park reserve, accessed from Trewavas Street.

The sign was prepared by Keep Motueka Beautiful, following a suggestion made early this year to then-chairman David Ogilvie by members of the Over-50s Walking Group.

They rightly believed that walkers would enjoy a pause in the Inlet loop to build their knowledge of local geography.

A previous KMB secretary and stalwart Jim Butler donated the cost of making the sign, and TDC installed it.

David Armstrong took the panoramic photo on a clear day back when there was snow on the Wharepapa (Mt Arthur) range, using a computer to stitch together three horizontal images. Image Creators turned this into the large signboard and built the support structure.

The Over-50s walkers have now suggested that KMB look at a matching sign on the eastward facing foreshore near Beach Reserve, looking across Tasman Bay to Nelson and the Richmond Range.

Comment by Coralie Smith:
[Posted 16 November 2016]

Great idea and thanks to those that took the photo, paid for it and made the sign. Yes, one for the eastern lookout would be good too, Although they seem a lot further away they are possibly closer than these ones, as the crow flies.

Comment by Brian Savile:
[Posted 16 November 2016]

Great sign but are we all agreed that the peaks to the left are correctly named?

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