My last post of the year.
I shall probably continue next year too, though I may try to reduce the number of images per post and to increase the amount of “seeing” per picture. Anyway, yesterday started out surprisingly well, and I checked the usual haunts. Nothing but Canada geese though I swear the density is increasing daily. They must be having a jamboree.
On the way back home I noticed a side road I had not previously explored and found myself on a hilltop in a suburb called Silverwood which I had never previously known. This is a seemingly affluent and very new area, still growing within the boundaries of the Porirua City. Big houses, nice cars, and probably large mortgages. The view down over the Pauatahanui inlet is nice.
In the afternoon, with the weather still holding I went into the city, and spotted the cruise liner, Voyager of the Seas at the Aotea Quay terminal. I parked at the ferry terminal and no sooner did I step from the car than the rain came down. Luckily I had the storm jacket for the camera, though nothing for myself. From the water level she is huge.
Driving round to Oriental Bay with windscreen wipers slapping, I passed a bunch of bedraggled tourists trudging back to their ship, having been caught out as I was by our fickle climate. From Oriental Bay I looked back towards the big ship and spotted one of the new Damen ASD tugs which had just assisted the Aratere into a tight berth. These astonishing vessels are little more than a platform that keeps the engines float so that the engines can supply 28 tonnes of thrust in any direction. This sturdy little water tractor just pushes the sea aside.
That’s all for this year. See you in 2014
Happy New Year.