December 3, 2014 … lonely as a cloud*

Wandering aimlessly again, hoping to see something.


New house in Day’s Bay


I know it’s a strategy that gives poor returns, but for now, it’s what I do.  I went down to Day’s bay and quite liked the clean lines of the upper house in this shot, taken from the Day’s Bay beach. I am not so sure about the somewhat ad hoc appearance of the path that leads from the lower to the upper house, but the views from those windows across and down the harbour must be stunning.


Ivy covered window


At the foot of the hill is the Van Helden Gallery right next door to the wonderful Cobar Restaurant. In the courtyard beside the gallery there are some windows which serve both as a source of light and as a display setting. I think they are works of art in their own right.


Western Star tractor unit


Back in Seaview, I saw the big shiny “Western Star” tractor unit from Hookers’ fleet of bulk liquid haulers.  I have never lost the small boy’s fascination with big trucks and engineering generally, so I had to stop.


The last thing the possum ever saw was its own reflection


As I wandered around it, I was intrigued by the amount of chrome plating from grille to bumpers, air cleaners, exhaust stacks  and wheel hubs. The only thing not polished was the “fifth wheel” which was coated in thick black grease for the trailer units to pivot on. I did wonder about the economic rationale for so much cosmetic work on the trucks. I am guessing that the idea is that the driver will take pride in a smartly dressed truck and treat it with respect.

That’s all for now.

* I wandered lonely as a cloud by William Wordsworth



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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