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.


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.


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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