August 10, 2013 … force-fed fresh air

It was a short-lived break.

I got out and went to Pauatahanui and then over to Titahi Bay and then back home. By the time I got back home I was done.  So things are not yet as they should be.

Mana Island sits off shore just out from the entrance to Porirua Harbour. It’s not till you get a closer look that you realise it is more rugged than first impression, and that yacht is working quite hard to clear the rocks on the point.

Yacht attempting to round Mana Island

It was a stiff Northerly breeze

From high on Whitireia Park, the skylarks sing. They seem to enjoy open areas of long grass and Whitireia Park fits that bill nicely. They are very hard to catch in the air, but I was pleased to see one peering at me from the grass.

Skylark lurking

Love its crest

Back down beside the harbour in Porirua, I noticed a squadron of Pied Stilts. The trio looked like a guard escorting a prisoner charged with being improperly dressed on parade.

Pied stilts

Looks like a naval defaulters parade

They were part of a larger group, and there was still a semblance of formation to their positions on the beach.

More pied stilts

Formation flying practice?

That’s the first day outside.




About wysiwygpurple

Retirement suits me well. I spend much of my time out making pictures, or at home organizing and refining my pictures. This blog provides me with a platform from which I can indulge my passion for improving my photography and at the same time analyze my thoughts about what I have seen, where I have been and what is happening in my life. My images set out to be honest, but that does not mean I have not adjusted them. I use software to display what I saw though the viewfinder to best advantage. My preference is for landscape and nature, and is mostly centred around my hometown of Wellington, New Zealand.
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2 Responses to August 10, 2013 … force-fed fresh air

  1. Sorry to hear you are still poorly. I like the pied stilts.

  2. John Titchener says:

    Well done, that man.

    We have a saying in our family: “A and B the C of D”. Over the past few days, the call of duty has been well and truly aboved and beyonded!


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