The golden interlude continues.
My morning began, and why not, at the Pauatahanui inlet. I don’t know whether the storm has disturbed the normal food supplies but there were far fewer birds than usual. However, it was a beautiful morning to sit on my folding chair at the water’s edge and contemplate life, and to be grateful. The colours of the day, and the calmness of the harbour deserved to be celebrated.
Hikoikoi was likewise attracting fewer birds than usual, but given the chaos caused by the recent storm, perhaps that is not surprising. My first image in this location, is of two small workboats put in difficult positions by the wind. The nearer boat was blown from the ramp in the foreground, and presumably while surging about in the storm had all its windows smashed by other floating objects. Apart from being firmly aground the rear boat seems relatively undamaged.
The second image looks down the pathway to the sea wall and in the foreground you can see the tangled heaps of rubbish left by the storm.
My final picture today was taken from my front door, looking down on the Hutt Valley as the moonrise begins. The green patch in the lower foreground is the soccer pitch at Te Whiti Park on the far side of the valley. It is at the foot of the Eastern hills and the moon is just showing above their tops.