Defying the weather is sometimes rewarding, sometimes not.
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.
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.
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.