Our forecast is dire.
It is not dangerous, you understand, except to mental health. When I looked at the weather forecast yesterday, there was a row of ten consecutive rain cloud icons. Happily it has been toned down since then, and we may get some overcast without rain. Yesterday, however, it seems that rain was the dominant feature of the day. I began at Hikoikoi by the boatsheds. With no wind, and still water, I wanted to catch the pattern of droplets.
In Seaview, beside the channeled Waiwhetu stream, , I saw more droplet patterns and watched the traffic sweeping wetly over the bridge. In this case, one of our “Barney the Purple Dinosaur” buses is on the shot.
In Lowry Bay, this little clinker-built yacht was standing out sharply from the damp and misty background.
Along the Esplanade at Petone, the little blue/green jetty on the wharf and the grasses on the beach provided the only colour in a grey and dismal looking view.
The spirit of the day was captured for me, in this couple walking a pack of dogs. I presume them to be golden retrievers or similar, but there were a couple running ahead. It seemed a leisurely walk in uncomfortable circumstances.
More of the same expected today.