Summer is still trying to break through.
Yesterday was one of its better attempts recently. As always when the weather plays nicely, I want to be near the sea. In Evans Bay, a man was fishing from a storm water outfall pipe. It was barely above the rising tide, and the picture of the angler almost walking on water appealed.
On Evans Bay Parade, the wall of towering cloud over the Tararuas demanded attention. Apparently there were some forecasts that suggested thunder was imminent. Despite the great height of these clouds I saw or heard no sign of thunder.
On my way home, I checked Hikoikoi in case our old friend the white heron had returned, but I need to face up to the fact that it is almost 18 months since I last saw one there. A herd of swans (yes, that is the correct collective noun) was impressive but no substitute for the missing heron.
Since it was time for dinner, I headed towards home, but paused on the Esplanade at Petone to catch the cloud in the South. Most of our weather seems to come from down there.