When a more distant trip is off the cards, I have a strong urge to go to the coast.
So, on Wednesday, I was at Lyall Bay. A heavy grey overcast and a stiff Southerly wind made it less pleasant than it might have been. However, out on the water, this was some sort of heaven for the kite surfers. About a dozen hardy souls were zipping back and forth across the bay under a dark sky.
Kite surfers are challenging to photograph from the shore. The kite is usually too far from the surfer to make an integrated image that captures the colour of the kite and the speed of the surfer on the water. Sometimes you just have to ignore the kite and focus on the rider.
Meanwhile, in the distance, the cruise liner Sea Princess was taking another load tourists out of the city, leaving them with the impression from their one-day visit of a chilly grey city. How sad.
That’s it for today