October 22, 2014 … on the Esplanade

A new windshield was being fitted to my car, so I found myself filling in time on the Petone foreshore while they waited for the adhesive to cure.

Whitebaiter

Whitebaiting requires more patience than I have

I began at the Hikoikoi end of the beach and from the boat shed, saw a whitebaiter lurking upstream of the Waione Street Bridge.

Kaitaki

Kaitaki inbound past Petone Wharf

I wandered slowly Westward towards my supplier, only to get a call to say that the car ahead of mine in line did not go well and mine would be an hour later. Grrr.  At Petone wharf, I spotted the Kaitaki coming into port. We travel to Picton on her today.  The fishing rods on the end of the wharf caught my eye.

cast

A hefty cast

Having an hour to fill, I went along the wharf and saw this man casting his line.

kahawai

I imagine these will make a good meal

His efforts were obviously rewarded since he was happy to show off the two kahawai he had already caught.

Walking the dogs

Getting them to go in the same direction was a challenge.

I wandered back towards the beach, and enjoyed the backlit view of this lady trying to get her dogs to cooperate.  From there I wandered to a McCafe and enjoyed a surprisingly good coffee, and then back to the autoglass shop where my car was ready for its South Island adventure starting now.

A change of scene is about to occur.

 

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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.
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3 Responses to October 22, 2014 … on the Esplanade

  1. Toya says:

    Have fun and safe travels in the South Island 🙂

  2. gcberger says:

    Have a decent crossing, and enjoy the South Island.

  3. Pamela says:

    Shame I am not in Queen Charlotte Sound, you could have come to stay after your trip across on the boat! Enjoy the South Island wherever you may be going, its lovely. ps hope the crossing of the strait was calm!

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