Spring is teasing us.
After some lovely days, the veil came down again, and the bright blue, green and gold was replaced by grey. I like grey, in moderation. Yesterday it was present in moderation. I began my photographic day on the beach at Petone, where there was a modicum of local sunshine. To the South, however, Wellington city was wreathed in cloud and mist. Across that scene, the sail training ship, Spirit of New Zealand was ghosting towards the city with lots of sail though sadly, none of her square sails were in use.
Light was falling nicely on Oriental Bay and the slopes of Mt Victoria, but most of the rest of the city was obscured. I had to go in to Crofton Downs and was surprised to find it was raining quite steadily in there, and I didn’t emerge into clear sky until I got back to Petone.
At the park in the Western end of the beach, I liked the view along the waterline where there were dogs frolicking joyfully in the small surf as the owners looked on knowing that they were going to get the inevitable shower when the dogs shook themselves dry.
Though I was some distance form the wharf, I spotted a wedding party being photographed there and thought it looked very nice.
My last shot of the day is just in case anyone thinks birds are forgotten. Here we have a pied oystercatcher with a mollusc clamped to its beak. This happens all the time and the birds are adept at sliding the shellfish off and devouring the contents.
Enough for now.
* Sea Fever, by John Masefield