October 16, 2014 … sittin’ on the dock of the bay*

Oriental Bay is a delight when the sun is out and the wind is still.

volley ball

Volley ball on Oriental Bay Beach

My exploration yesterday started there, and a group of young men were playing some variant of beach volleyball.  The afternoon was warm and there were a lot of people at the beach considering that it was a work day.

Dock of the bay

Sittin’ on the dock of the bay

Around the corner in Evans Bay, I spotted this couple just sitting and hanging out on a small jetty which is why I thought of Otis Redding for today’s title.


Drifting spray from the Carter Fountain. The wrapping around the building behind it seems to be standard practice when buildings are being worked on or painted.

Coming back into Oriental Bay towards the Setting sun, I was delighted with the backlit spray from the Carter Fountain, though the extensive drift suggested that the breeze had arisen in the half-hour since I had left there.

That’s all.


* (Sittin’ on) the Dock of the Bay by Steve Cropper and Otis Redding


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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