June 11, 2015 … under the weather

The first winter cold is upon me and my enthusiasm is blunted.


Weather from Petone beach … there are always people fishing on the wharf

It will take more that a mere head cold to stop me, though the imagination may be less than it is on better days. Lowering grey cloud and a mean residual Northerly made yesterday less than pleasant to be out there. I began on the Petone foreshore where much of the distant landscape was obscured by mist.  The Northerly was blowing away from the beach, so there are no visible waves.

Shelly Bay

The decaying wharf at the old flying boat base, Shelly Bay

The wind had been so strong in the previous days that three forty-foot containers had blown into the sea from the container terminal, and one of them had floated ashore at Oriental Bay. I decided that it was interesting but not a great picture, so I went on around the harbour to Shelly Bay where the dilapidated old wharf was getting slapped about by the chop .


Halswell Light at high tide

Out at Pt Halswell Light, the concrete walkway was disappearing under the waves, and the view to the North was even more limited than the view from Petone.


Rugged landscape, heavy cloud

Through the Pass of Branda into Breaker Bay and along to Flax Bay, I thought the threatening sky to the South East was worth a shot. The white paint on the upper and lower lights at Pencarrow gave a nice contrast.

Now excuse me while I feel sorry for myself and sip a whisky.



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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3 Responses to June 11, 2015 … under the weather

  1. gcberger says:

    Brian, Take care of yourself, please

  2. I might have just stayed in and taken shots of the whisky while sipping it!

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