We all know Cave Rock (was once known as Cass Rock, named after Thomas Cass, a surveyor)very well; is there a Cantab out there who hasn’t climbed up its south side to look down over Sumner Beach?
BUT who really noticed the smaller rock formation to its right? I know of it, I can picture it but Cave Rock was always my destination.
This smaller stoney character was known as Cottage Rock! Now that I know the name, I can see why they named it that as there seems to a series of stairs and nook and crannies making up this small unimposing structure.
I certainly will be taking a closer look when next in Sumner! Maybe you should too!
*image courtesy of the Canterbury Public Library – http://christchurchcitylibraries.com – File Reference CCL PhotoCD 1, IMG0023