April 1, 2015 … down the road to the coast

Today, we are in transit.

Harrow

Harrowing in the Wainuiomata valley

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.

Rock

Reflecting rock

In the Rimutaka Forest Park, there was a nice rock reflecting in the Catchpool stream.

Toetoe

Toetoe waving

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.

Parapenter

Parapenter

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

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About wysiwygpurple

I am a family man, a passionate amateur photographer and a retired academic . What's the purpose of this blog? Well in the first instance it provides me with a platform from which to resume writing, an activity I greatly enjoy. What will the blog be about? Anything that takes my fancy but it is likely to arise from things I see and experience, in my family, in my travels, or anything else I feel like. Each daily post will contain one or more images made the previous day. Sometimes the image will illustrate the points made in the prose, and sometimes the prose will attempt to interpret the image. What kind of images will they be? Always safe for work and family. Usually they will be representational, and sometimes they will be impressionistic or experimental.
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