One of my cameras was in the shop for a sensor clean yesterday.
So while I was waiting, I did some coastal roaming, beginning near Lyall Bay where I saw a white sail progressing steadily behind the jagged offshore rocks. Given that this yacht has a self-furling jib, I am intrigued as to why she is travelling under main sail only.
I collected the newly cleaned camera and wandered the waterfront. It was a very pleasant afternoon, and several establishments make a thing of throwing bean bags or other soft furnishing around so that the young and flexible can sprawl and enjoy their drinks in the sun.
Just behind the Star Boating Club is the Statue of the Maori explorer, Kupe standing on the prow of his canoe while making landfall in Aotearoa. The statue was made by William Tretheway for the Centennial exhibition in Kilbirnie in 1939/40. It was located for many years in the atrium of the Wellington Railway Station and was removed in 1997. The statue was recast in Bronze in 1999 and placed in its present location in 2000.
In the Frank Kitts Lagoon, groups of young people were practicing for dragon boat racing which is hotly contested at this time of year. A group of boys who were filling in time while they waited for the bus, were swimming from the wharf and were making stupendous splashes as each tried to make a bigger show than the predecessor.
I caught one of them seeming to make a hole in the harbour.
That’s all today.