Rough weather is upon is again.
As is often the case when the weather is rough, the sail training ship Spirit of New Zealand was sheltering in the harbour. I was on my way to lunch with a good friend, but paused to take the shot. As you can see she has sails furled on all four of the square yards on the foremast. There are crew clustered around the wheelhouse , but otherwise, she is at anchor, waiting for the weather.
Since I was early in town, I went up Mt Victoria and looked down on the city. For any old Wellingtonians the brick building lower right is the railway station. Behind it in the centre is Rutherford House, home of the Business School at Victoria University and the place where I worked until my retirement.
After a good helping of mussels steamed in blue cheese and mustard sauce, I drove up SH! to Plimmerton and thence along Grey’s Road to see if any of my feathered friends were on show. In the ponds near Pauatahanui village, a cluster of Royal Spoonbills were shuffling around each other, weathercock fashion to face into the increasingly unpleasant weather
And the rugged weather continues.
*Isaac Watts, O God our help in ages past