A yellow object in the sky stirred ancient memories.
There used to be a thing we called “summer”, but it seems so long ago. Yesterday offered a faint reminder of summer with that yellow thing in the sky. A cold Northerly breeze kept the memories under control, but still, the day looked nice enough. Lyall Bay seemed like a place to start, and sure enough there were plenty of surfers enjoying slightly larger than normal waves.I mean no insult to anyone when I say that the normally small waves mean that real experts go elsewhere. Though the surf conditions seemed good yesterday, I saw more surfers fall off than complete their rides. One or two did all right.
Lyall Bay is popular with dog owners who can take their dogs for a good run on the beach.
Sunset was spectacular across much of the Lower North Island yesterday, judging by the number of sunset shots posted by my friends on Facebook. I was at home, and the view to the West is limited by the ridge at the top of Maungaraki, but I gave it my best shot.
In the evening, while Mary visited a friend in hospital, I took the Olympus for a night shoot, beginning at the boat sheds at Hikoikoi Reserve. Despite the mean-spirited wind during the day, the night was calm, the water still. Some work to be done, but it’s a good start.
From there I went along Petone Beach, and again I saw the still water reaching 9 km across the harbour to the city with just a few ripples to provide texture in the reflections.
That’s all for now.