Today, we are in transit.
For this reason, this edition is posted a little ahead of schedule so that precious family time is not cluttered with a belated scramble to produce a late post. With all this in mind, and with packing not yet complete, I took the Wainuiomata coast road yesterday. We have had some rain recently but as you can see from the dust behind the harrow, the ground has little moisture in it.
In the Rimutaka Forest Park, there was a nice rock reflecting in the Catchpool stream.
Just before the river reaches the coast, there is a gully where the toetoe plumes wave in the fierce winds that channel in from the sea or out from the North. Either way the toetoe get thrashed.
Having found nothing of immediate interest on the coast I was just starting the return journey when this parapenter came whistling overhead and disappeared behind Baring Head.
My next post will be from Melbourne