We found this wreck on the foreshore in Motueka just before sunset. The Janie Seddon was built in Scotland in 1901. She was credited with firing the first shots of World War II, a warning shot across the bow of the liner City of Delhi.
Sold as a fishing trawler in 1947 she was replaced by diesel powered ships which were more efficient than her coal powered engine. She was later sold for scrap but the steel was so hard the company had difficulty trying to cut her up so she was eventually towed to the foreshore and beached in 1955.
Now the Janie Seddon is home to a huge amount of seagulls who roost on the deck at night. You can see them all lined up if you look close.
They were flying in from far and wide as we stood and watched and were making a lot of noise as they greeted each other and jostled for the best position.