Aimless wandering yesterday got indifferent results.
Some interesting low level clouds in the upper valley suggested there might be something worth seeing on the Rimutaka Hill road. There was, but nothing to make a great image with. Once you are on the road, there are few places to change your mind, so I carried on to the summit and attempted to take a photograph of the road back to the Hutt Valley. It may surprise some to know that from the summit, the road back to Wellington heads to the North West. I looked to the North West straight into the teeth of the gale. A tripod would have blown away, and I struggled to stay upright myself.
There is a short loop walkway at the summit which in better weather would be very pleasant. Once I got into the lee of the lookout, the bush was indeed nice to be in, though it was being whipped about by the wind across its tops.
Just before the track re-emerged into the wind, there was a view out to the East with the Wairarapa plains and Greytown visible through the notch in the far distance.
That will do for the day