September 19, 2014 … shelter from the stormy blast*

Rough weather is upon is again.

Spirit

Spirit of New Zealand at anchor in Wellington Harbour

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.

CBD

Central Wellington

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.

Spoonbills

Royal Spoonbills huddled against the weather.

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

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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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