Those daffodils in yesterday’s edition lied.
Winter is still with us. The mercury says the temperature is 6 or 7 degrees C and by the time you add a Southerly at 30 to 40 km/h it feels more like zero. It was teeth-chattering weather. When I first looked out in the morning, it seemed like just another damp grey day.
I visited my friend in hospital, and then went looking for opportunities to make pictures. Evans Bay was not especially promising, but with a bit of work perhaps something could be achieved in Shelly Bay. I set up the tripod and the ND filter and the remote trigger App on my phone and got out of the car. I immediately wished I hadn’t. It was horrible. Nevertheless I stayed out for four attempts, each of about 10 to 15 seconds and then got back inside as quickly as possible.
Perhaps it would be less miserable around the corner of Pt. Halswell. The police launch Lady Elizabeth IV was at anchor there and it seemed calm. Alas it was no warmer.
Across the harbour, the tank farm at Seaview was gleaming in a narrow strip of sunshine so I made the shot and gave up for the day.
It is still cold.