Even on the grey days, I love this city.
Greyness was there in abundance yesterday. I set out to try those failed birdshots at Zealandia again, but even as I drove towards the city, the rain began to fall. It was a fairly dense drizzle rather than an unabashed rainstorm. I decided to see what the greyness might give me and set out around the harbour, with my first stop at Oriental Bay. No rain at the time, but the Hutt Valley was invisible, and I really liked the mood. Please click on each image to see the detail.
On Cobham Drive near the airport, I got this shot back up Evan’s Bay … still no sign of anything in the North. I got a version with and without the gull and decided that the gull added something.
Around Shelley Bay Road, the view across the bay was interesting. The houses up in Hataitai were in the drizzle, while those at sea level were, for the moment at least, in the clear.
At Point Halswell, I paused to construct this six-shot panorama of the view back towards the city. Compare it with the view from the same place in the edition from June 5 this year.
Swing round to the North, the lighthouse is sporting a fresh coat of paint, and you can see that immediate squall receding towards the Hutt Valley. Don’t worry, another was close behind.
At Seatoun beach, again looking North, Matiu/Somes Island is silhouetted against the rain cloud. The Wainuiomata hill is on the right and Pt Halswell on the left.
That’s my lot today.
*” … it droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven” Shakespeare, “the Merchant of Venice”