We are travelling to Queenstown today.
Our beautiful granddaughter Billie has her ninth birthday today and it’s nice that we can get here to share it with her. As always, however, today’s blog is about yesterday’s images. When I get back to Wellington, I have organized a walkabout in the streets of Petone for the camera club, so I thought I had better have a trial run. Among the noteworthy places on the back streets of Petone is the Te Puni urupa (cemetery) where Honiana Te Puni, a chief of the Te Atiawa people was buried after his death in 1870. Honiana Te Puni formed an alliance with the pakeha and helped avoid many a battle. See http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/media/photo/honiana-te-puni-nz-wars-memorial
Many of the nearby industrial sites have high fences topped with barbed wire. Somehow, most of them have strands of fibre streaming from the barbs. On a farm, nearer to ground level, I would assume sheep had brushed against the fence, I am baffled as to what creature is sufficiently far off the ground to make it happen here.
That persistent wind was still blowing, and may have been a contributor to the fascinating cloud patterns over the Western Hills. I am no meteorologist, but I suspect that they are altocumulus clouds
More from Queenstown tomorrow.