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

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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