November 4, 2013 … in the harbour

Oh good grief. I forgot to post yesterday.

Gaff-rigged cutter

Cruising past Shelly Bay, once a busy RNZAF seaplane base and latterly a dormitory for defence personnel. Now owned by the Tenths trust as part of treaty settlement deals

Belatedly here are my photos from the day before, and the brief narrative such as it is to accompany them.  In Evans’ Bay, this lovely old gaff-rigged cutter sailed past Shelly Bay. (The picky pedantic difference between a sloop and a cutter is the number of foresails – a sloop has only one).

Crumbling walkway

Shelly bay … seaplane tenders were tied here

In Shelly Bay itself, this weary old jetty is slowly disintegrating but in the meantime provides an interesting platform for the yellow lichen on the once busy walkway.

Unmusical trio

Pied shags in line astern

Finally, a trio of pied shags posed nicely.

That’s it for the day before yesterday.


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.
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