On the South Coast the day started well.
Admittedly the South Island was obscured by haze or cloud, and there was a strong onshore swell. Otherwise there were blue skies and a light wind. Nothing to complain about. The Bluebridge ferry, Santa Regina seemed to be taking a somewhat odd Northerly course that gave the impression it was running aground on Karori Rock. Of course it was doing no such thing , but the lively surf action enhanced the perception.
Despite the modest wind, the incoming waves from the South were sharp and well-defined. I love watching incoming seas.
In the afternoon, I spent time wandering the Seaview area and at one of the scrap metal dealers was surprised to see the flattened purple remains of five or six buses. If my recognition skills hold up, these were quite young, as buses go, so I was surprised to see them gone so soon to the great melting pot in the sky.
Further along the Eastern side of the valley, I came upon a flock of ducks with numerous ducklings bobbing like corks on the turbulent water below a small weir.
That’s all for now.
* Clementine (author unknown)