Wandering the valley yesterday was not very productive.
From the lookout at the top pf the Wainuiomata hill, the cruise liner Celebrity Solstice stood out like a great white whale. There are bigger ships, but she is certainly one of or largest regular summer visitors.
From the same vantage point I got a different view of the tank farm at the Seaview oil terminal.
My wandering took me up Summit Road in Fairfield at the Southern end of Naenae and from there a different view of the same tanks.
Coming back through the Lower Hutt CBD, I was shocked at the destruction of two giant phoenix palms from outside the War Memorial Library. The trees had gone, and a gang of workers was grinding out the root system with a giant spinning saw. Near the scene of the carnage, these rather temporary crosses were the remnant of the previous days Remembrance Day observances.
Something different tomorrow