September 11, 2014 …drove she ducklings*

On the South Coast the day started well.


Santa Regina on her way to Picton

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.


South Coast Surf

Despite the modest wind, the incoming waves from the South were sharp and well-defined. I love watching incoming seas.


Compact buses

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.


Ducklings afloat

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)


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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