March 20, 2014 …stillness causes movement

Stillness is a rare quality.

Westward across Pauatahanui Inlet

I liked the character imparted by the clouds

I find this is to be true both in terms of te person, and the climate. Stillness in the climate tends to get me moving in person. If there is no wind, and even better, a bit of sunlight and some nice puffs of cumulus, I am up and away. Yesterday I went along Gray’s Road to the point where the road leaves the harbour, and where the Cambourne Walkway begins. No vehicles, motorbikes or dogs off their leashes.  But, as a I expected no wind either. The view to the West was a delight.

Pauatahanui Inlet

Nice view on the Cambourne walkway

Usually, I could tell when there was someone else on the walkway because their dogs bounded along ahead of them. I did my best not to scowl at them (the owners, I mean, I like dogs). A spot on the water’s edge afforded a different view across the water.

Boatsheds at Paremata

Every so often a fish would leap. I think they were being chased by Stingrays

Past the well known boatsheds on the Northern shore, I paused to look back Eastward at the bohemian splash of random colours.

Ghost ship

Light airs moved the yacht but not the water

Further on, I came to the outlet where the Pauatahanui arm passes under the road and rail bridges at Paremata and looked across to the Southern set of sheds. All very peaceful. A yacht sailed into view and because I had the camera set for a slow exposure, decided to see what would result. Did I mention the dogs? I met about fifteen people with dogs, of whom just one person had a pair on a lead.

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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