A small (<1 ha), discrete area of coastal sandy soil modified by beach gravel additions probably dates to or beyond the seventeenth century AD at Tata Beach (Barber 1999a: 138, 143-4).
As referenced earlier, late-sequence Maori agriculture is also identified in a relatively warm coastal location at Tata Beach in eastern Golden Bay, where it appears that beach gravel was added to the garden soil (Barber 1999a: 138, 143-4).
They are lightly altered by periglacial and weathering processes in the form of ice-wedge polygons and weathering crusts on beach gravel
. Original forms and sediment characteristics are well preserved despite these alterations.
When Joe reached the stream, the bear was about 60 yards away from him, eclipsed by a steep bank of beach gravel
. The air lay still and quiet that nigh, and as Joe started across the water, the gurgle of the current against his boots easily reached my ears -- and the bear's.
Half fill with builder's sand, topped with at least 4in of pea beach gravel
. This will give perfect drainage for pots.