Wellington city was crazy yesterday.
Parking was impossible. I suspect that with teachers and others on their summer holiday, Christmas shopping was to blame for the scarcity of parking spots. Eventually, I found one a considerable way from where I wanted to be. Oh well, the weather was much better than forecast, so a walk along Lambton Quay was no hardship. At the intersection with Whitmore Street, I paused to capture the imposing bulk of Bowen House which houses politician and their staff.
Behind me, the reflecting pools of the Supreme Court were unruffled by the very light Northerly.
Walking along the Quay was really very pleasant on such a day, despite the bustle of shoppers and business folk out getting lunch.
Since I was a little ahead of schedule for lunch with my friend, I ducked into Kirkcaldie and Stains, the somewhat upmarket department store that has been part of the Wellington shopping scene forever. I was seeking a particular kind of gluten-free fudge for Mary, and knew that they were the only Wellington stockists. While I was being served, I snatched a shot of the chocolate cabinet. Beware, calories can be gained from looking at this image.
I took the long way home, via Pauatahanui. and at the Pauatahanui ponds, saw this stilt contrasting with the green weed. Not till this morning did I realise that two of the small rocks near the bird had legs. These would be the reason why the adult birds were flying aggressively to chase me away.
And now the weather has gone.