Wandering aimlessly again, hoping to see something.
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.
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.
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.
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