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.

 

 

Advertisements

About wysiwygpurple

I am a family man, a passionate amateur photographer and a retired academic . What's the purpose of this blog? Well in the first instance it provides me with a platform from which to resume writing, an activity I greatly enjoy. What will the blog be about? Anything that takes my fancy but it is likely to arise from things I see and experience, in my family, in my travels, or anything else I feel like. Each daily post will contain one or more images made the previous day. Sometimes the image will illustrate the points made in the prose, and sometimes the prose will attempt to interpret the image. What kind of images will they be? Always safe for work and family. Usually they will be representational, and sometimes they will be impressionistic or experimental.
This entry was posted in Birds, Cook Strait, Kapiti Coast, Maritime. Bookmark the permalink.

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!

    JT

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s