October 9, 2014 … at the end of the day

It’s no secret that I am strongly attracted to all things related to the sea.

Stena Polaris

She keeps finding her way into my camera … the Stena Polaris at Miramar

I could never live far from the sea, and when the weather is fine, or indeed when it is rough I like to see what is happening around the harbour and coast line. I was wandering about yesterday, and found myself coming along the ridge towards Mt Victoria. Down below me was a sight that was by now quite familiar. Yes, the Stena Polaris popped up again, this time at the Miramar oil wharf where I presume she would be offloading avgas for the tanks that supply the airport. That’s the last time, I promise.


A hazy panorama from Petone Beach

In the evening, I had a committee meeting to attend in Eastbourne. Since Daylight Saving Time is with us, I reached the Esplanade at Petone as the sun was creating some interesting “magic hour” effects. The hills above the glittering water are the suburb of Newlands and somewhere in the haze straight ahead is Wellington city. Then the sky went grey so I headed on around the bays to Eastbourne.


A spectacular sky over Miramar

As I arrived at my destination the sky flared again and I spent a few moments snatching a sequence of shots that I could stitch as a panorama. This view is from the shingly beach at Eastbourne looking across the harbour mouth to the Miramar Peninsula. I love being near the sea.

That’s all for now.


About wysiwygpurple

I am a family man, a passionate amateur photographer and a retired academic . What's the purpose of this blog? Well in the first instance it provides me with a platform from which to resume writing, an activity I greatly enjoy. What will the blog be about? Anything that takes my fancy but it is likely to arise from things I see and experience, in my family, in my travels, or anything else I feel like. Each daily post will contain one or more images made the previous day. Sometimes the image will illustrate the points made in the prose, and sometimes the prose will attempt to interpret the image. What kind of images will they be? Always safe for work and family. Usually they will be representational, and sometimes they will be impressionistic or experimental.
This entry was posted in Eastbourne, harbour, Light, Maritime, Miramar, Newlands, Petone, Sunset, Weather, Wellington. Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to October 9, 2014 … at the end of the day

  1. Liam's daughter says:

    Love the pic of the red sky over miramar 🙂

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