March 26, 2014 … contradictory weather

After a few days of rich opportunities, an occasional drought is to be expected.

Tugging at the moorings

The little yacht was really bouncing around. In the background, the bus to Eastbourne flashes past

Yesterday afternoon, the harbour was in a paradoxical state. On the one hand there was a reasonably strong Southerly wind driving waves into Lowry Bay where the few yachts there tugged vigorously at their moorings.

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Coming nd going the Kaitaki is inbound and the Stena Alegra is on her way to Picton

With such a strong breeze, it seemed odd to me that the view out to the South was impaired by a very heavy salt haze. For quite a while I could see the gleam of the sun on the white hull of the ferry Kaitaki. She seemed to be stationary off Oriental Bay, and I wondered why. Eventually another white hull emerged through the haze and the answer became apparent. The leased ferry Stena Alegra is, like the Kaitaki, and unlike the disabled Aratere. a bow loader, so the two vessels must share the one berth.  It seems the Stena Alegra was leaving later than usual, so the Kaitaki had to wait for the berth to become available.

And that’s all for today.

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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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