September 11, 2014 …drove she ducklings*

On the South Coast the day started well.

Ferry

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.

Waves

South Coast Surf

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

buses

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

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)

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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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