And then suddenly, for no apparent reason, sunshine.
A steady Northerly was blowing so I decided to look at what was happening on the South Coast. I took the long way, of course, and went around Evans Bay and through the former defense base at Shelly Bay. The wharves and moorings seem to be slowly eroding and becoming part of the sea and the shore. One of the old jetties is adorned with a yellow-green lichen and is quite picturesque, with or without the small colony of shags perched on it.
In Seatoun, there was a small fleet of yachts racing and suddenly I could see three of them coming into alignment. Their masts swung into parallel and click, they were caught. Pity about the outlier, but I like it anyway.
In Tarakena Bay, I could see the heavy lift ship, AAL Hong Kong passing across the horizon en route from Nelson to Napier, while closer in the ferry Kaitaki was looking deceptively smart in the bright sun.
After passing through the tunnel at the Southern end of the airport runway. I found myself in Lyall Bay where there were some surprisingly long sweeping rollers surging shoreward.
I parked beside the seawall and grabbed a few shots of surfers against the late afternoon sun. Did I mention that in the early hours of Sunday morning, Daylight Savings time began, so afternoons are lingering longer.
That’s all for today.