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

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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