July 7, 2008
Erosion -- a photo essay
The Clifton motor camp on the East Coast of New Zealand has been here for more than 50 years. It is an example of a distinctly New Zealand type of camping ground that is increasingly rare, as more and more coastal land is converted into wealthy subdivisions and expensive homes. The land is now being aggressively reclaimed by the sea. Residents have tried to halt the erosion with a retaining wall composed of construction debris, but the entire camping ground will be lost by 2060.