We seem to be having a sample of Summer.
I am sure there is a catch, a “gotcha” lurking in the wings. For the second successive day, bright sunshine and warmish temperatures around 25 degrees C. On the waterfront, near Frank Kitts Park, there is a piano which is available for members of the public to play. A young man was enjoying himself, encouraged by his friends.
Oh, you noticed the sailing ship in the background? She is the Robert C Seamans out of Woods Hole, MA. A fine looking vessel, she is classified by her owners as a brigantine. My reading suggests that a true brigantine is square-rigged on the foremast and has some square sails on the main mast. The absence of the latter suggests she is more accurately a hermaphrodite brig. Either way, she is very pretty, and yes, the traditions of the sea still cause a ship to be “she”even when named for a man.
Behind the piano man, the city tower blocks were contrasted against the riot of pohutukawa at their base.
I thought I had done for the day, but the evening light lured me out again. I got a few shots I liked but enjoyed this one of the city from Petone Beach as the sun disappears in the West
It’s Christmas Eve here, so I’m off to bed.