August 5, 2015 … from a different viewpoint

Another grey day yesterday.


From Wadestown, above the Ngaio Gorge looking North towards the Hutt Valley

In the small window available to me yesterday I decided that there might be some interesting views  from the East-facing slopes of Wadestown. By the time I actually got there, the low clouds that caught my eye earlier in the day had moved on.  Nevertheless, the mood was interesting.


Northern suburbs from Wadestown

One of the nice things about going to different places in the city is the pleasure of finding new view-windows. A view across Wadestown and Ngaio to Khandallah appealed to me.


Inner Harbour looking across the ferry terminal to the Westpac stadium

Swinging around to the South from the same area, there was a line-up of ships in the port. At the rear, the Jeppesen Maersk, and then the Arahura being prepared for sale after her retirement last week. In front of her is the LPG tanker, Maea, and the coastal cement carrier, Golden Bay. Then there is the fisheries research vessel Tangaroa and near the cement silos, a small fishing vessel the identity of which I didn’t discover.


Hazardous harvesting

Back in the Hutt Valley, I went to Hikoikoi and was distressed to see people gathering shellfish from a notoriously polluted mudflat. High concentrations of lead and heavy metals are known to be present in this area, and I would hate to think of this being consumed.

In the immortal words of a certain rabbit, that’s all folks.


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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