I wondered if  ‘Shark Alley” was called Shark Alley because it was a catchy name, a local nick-name or something that went back to the days of pirates and ghost ships…but apparently Shark Alley is named what it is because of the high percentage of Sharks. Obvious huh? I just wanted to make sure:) The area attracts sting ray and large fish which in turn attract sharks. I found an article in The New Zealand Herald online if anyone wants to read more

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The photo above shows Matakana Island stretching out into the distance (you may remember seeing it in my Anzac Bay  photo’s also.) Below is Shark Alley.

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