Walking on the spot, lifting your legs up and down, but not going forward. That has been my sense of the last few days. As far as I know, only the military (and perhaps those treading grapes and also display marching teams) had a genuine use for it. It certainly adds little to my photography.
My first shot from yesterday was taken from the Horokiwi road, just downhill and round the first corner from the quarry entrance. In the South the city was still as grey as it has been for the last few days. Traffic winding its weary way along SH2 towards the Hutt Valley somehow conveys the weariness of the drivers who have had enough of this year and are just eager for the Christmas break to begin.
Looking in the other direction, low cloud shrouds the Eastern hills of the Hutt Valley. If you look carefully just above those trees on the right hand side of the road, you can see the cluster of “gypsy” caravans gathering for one of their periodic visits to Petone Beach where they will no doubt sell all manner of arts and crafts over the weekend.
Coming back to sea level I checked to see what was happening at Hikoikoi. The short answer was, not much. Almost six months after the storm, the poor old Maree K is still wedged firmly on the breakwater. This is reprehensible, in my opinion, and the owner should remove it or be sent the bill for its demolition.
That’s all for today