March 9, 2014 … old haunts on a tight schedule

One weekend a month is a time-management nightmare.


The sad little boat sitting askew on its cradle was a favourite perch of our resident white heron … until the big storm.

To be truthful, so are the rest of them, but the weekend after the first Tuesday is the one where I have to produce the camera club newsletter. Of course, other people write segments, but no two use the same software, and several of them leave the grammar to me. When the newsletter is due, the picture(s) of the day fit in where they may. What’s more, we were going to a friends for dinner, so a bit of “shoe-horning” was required.  I haven’t been to Hikoikoi for a while.

Maree K

Washed away, wrecked, back to where she started

On a fine afternoon such as yesterday, the debris from recent storms seems less obtrusive, but one piece of storm-wrack seems to have found its way home. The poor old Maree K sat stranded on the sea-wall for six months after she was washed up in the storm back in June. Eventually, after a few complaints to the council, she was refloated and hauled up on the slip from which she was washed in the first place. I have seen no sign of repairs since then.

The boat sheds

It’s the rag-end of town but I always find it interesting

Across the bridge, looking back to the area from Port Rd, you can get a sense of the ramshackle nature of the little bay and its boatsheds. I suppose that is the source of its charm.

That’s all for now.


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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