So I have been whining too much.
OK, I’m over it. No more excuses. Lunch in town with an old friend yesterday and the chance to catch up with my younger daughter gave me a reason to stay in town for the afternoon. Of course, now that I am retired, I owe it to myself to take a siesta when the need strikes me. So I did. I parked at the Eastern end of Oriental Parade, locked the doors, laid the seat back, and dozed off for a while.
Later in the afternoon, when I came to, the sky was getting ominous out to the South, though there was still some direct sunlight. I went out through Evans Bay, where several things caught my eye. The bright green boat shed with the red door was reflecting nicely, but I have done that here before. Bold red colour made this small boat stand apart form the crowd, so this is my choice from Evans Bay.
Those odd multi-coloured blocks in the background to the right of the red boat, are a wind sculpture entitled “Urban Forest” by Leon Van Den Eijkel, in collaboration with Allan Brown. The cubes spin in the wind. It is one of several kinetic sculptures along that road.
I went from there through Kilbirnie to Lyall Bay. There, a dramatic weather sky behind Moa Point obscured Pencarrow and made a stunning black backdrop for the aircraft landing and taking off from the South.
OK, I think I am back to normal.