Rumours reached me of a South Coast spectacle.
Naturally, I had to investigate so I went to the city on my way to the South Coast. In my rear-view mirror, I noticed that there were curtains of heavy weather of the Hutt Valley from whence I had just come.
At Lyall Bay, the road was strewn with rocky rubble from the beach swept up on the hight tide and heavy swells. They were past their peak, but still around 5 metres high. Coming in from the West, the interisland ferry Arahura kept disappearing into the troughs of successive waves.
Santa Regina was doing the same journey in the opposite direction. I am sure they were never in danger, but from the shore, they appeared to be on a collision course.
From beside the airport runway, I was attempting catch the waves crashing over the breakwater when the Arahura made another cameo appearance.
At this point it occurred to me that Arahura would be close to the shore as she turned into the harbour entrance, so I drove around to Palmer Head. Sure enough she performed nicely, disappearing behind the large swells surging in from the South.
Towards the end of the day, I had to add one more image to today’s set as the late afternoon sun painted the Eastern Hills a beautiful gold colour.
That’s all this time.
* Well Did You Evah? from High Society by Cole Porter