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

Retirement suits me well. I spend much of my time out making pictures, or at home organizing and refining my pictures. This blog provides me with a platform from which I can indulge my passion for improving my photography and at the same time analyze my thoughts about what I have seen, where I have been and what is happening in my life. My images set out to be honest, but that does not mean I have not adjusted them. I use software to display what I saw though the viewfinder to best advantage. My preference is for landscape and nature, and is mostly centred around my hometown of Wellington, New Zealand.
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