It was a hospice day yesterday.
I occasionally need to interact with staff and patients when I am taking photographs for them, so I went through the same basic training session that all the hospice volunteers get, whether they are in the garden, in the kitchen or using a Canon 5DII. I arrived early and meandered around the lovely gardens filling in time until the session was due to start.
The afternoon was warm and clear so I could amble about contemplating life and all the goodness around me. They even had a sign to ensure I didn’t get run over. The course was very well run and I was inordinately proud that my own dear wife ran one of the sessions and did it very well (not that I can take any credit for her skills).
Afterwards, since the sun was lingering on, I went home via the Petone foreshore. Out on the horizon, a freighter, the Glory, was heading South.
At Point Howard, there was that tanker that featured in the murky weather shots from the previous day. Stena Polaris is even more colourful when it isn’t raining.
Always hopeful I checked the Hikoikoi area to see if our local heron had come back. Alas, no, but this Little Black Shag was posing nicely.
Enough for now.
* The Walrus and the Carpenter by Lewis Carroll