August 8, 2014 … at water’s edge on a wet day

Defying the weather is sometimes rewarding, sometimes not.

Lady Liz

The Police Launch, Lady Elizabeth IV bring a rescued boat back tp base

It was less so today. In Oriental Bay, I paused and watched through the streaky driving rain as the Lady Elizabeth IV returned to base. I am guessing she had just completed a rescue mission … close inspection reveals an inflatable Zodiac-style boat with outboard hanging out over her transom.

Harbour

Idle cranes, empty wharf

The port itself was empty of any international traffic, and the container cranes stood idle with their booms retracted, white against the rain-grey hills.  Not much to see.

Kaitaki

Kaitaki approaching the harbour mouth

On the South coast, beyond Island Bay, the Kaitaki was inbound, emerging from the rain with her white coat in contrast with the deep colour of the sea and the jagged blackness of the rocks.

That’s all for today.

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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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