Up to date once more!
For a very long time, Mary has tried to grow choko, or as it is known elsewhere chayote. In Auckland, it grows like a weed, and is hard to eradicate. In Wellington, it seems to need just the right conditions, so until now there has been no fruit. Suddenly we have a vine that produced a crop of these spectacularly ugly vegetables. A particularly fine specimen just demanded to be photographed, so here it is.
In the afternoon, a very strong Southerly was blowing so I went to the Petone foreshore once more. River silt was discolouring the harbour. Over in the city, stray sunlight was lighting the hills and the Arahura was setting out on what I expect was a very uncomfortable crossing of the Cook Strait.
Waves were thumping into the seawall at the Western end of the beach and hurling spray high in the air.
Further to the East, a wind-surfer was making use of the conditions to fly back and forth along the beach, with Matiu/Somes Island in the background.
My last image was caught when Mount Victoria was suddenly picked out from the dark background. You can see that the water regains its natural green colour out in the distance.
And that’s all for now.