A beautiful day with no commitments is always tempting.
Waikanae popped into my head, so I went that way. Of course, this takes me past Pauatahanui so I had to pause for the beauty of the ponds, reasonably calm and unruffled. Perhaps it is my imagination, but it seems that the pied-stilts have established territorial dominance there.
I was about to do some landscapes on the inlet itself when my phone rang. I talked with a friend from camera club for two or three minutes and when I hung up, the wind had come up and spoiled the perfect surface. My friend who sometimes reads this should not feel guilty. I would not have got into position in time anyway. Instead I carried on to the lagoons at Waikanae. Sadly they were ruffled too, and there were no birds of interest. I did like the rows of piles which I presume are there to stabilise the sand where the river curves to the estuary. Kapiti Island is in the background.
On the way home, I had just come off the Haywards Hill when the cloud layers coming in from the South hit me. They seemed to be advancing in perfectly straight horizontal lines from horizon to horizon. I diverted up the hill to Kelson to get the widest possible unobstructed view.
I’ll call it quits for today