October 3, 2015 … meteorological oscillations

I am sure that oscillations will have a specific technical meaning in meteorology.

Kereru

A particularly handsome wood pigeon in repose

All I intended to imply is that it is up and down, and yesterday was on the down cycle. Strong Northerly wind and mottled grey sky, suggested that I follow the Wainuiomata Coast Road. I the Catchpool Valley of the Rimutaka Forest Park I found more of our splendid native wood pigeons, the kereru. This one looked as if it had done eating for the day and was on the verge of a siesta.

Ferries

The great race – Strait Feronia leads Kaitaki into port

Down at the exposed rocky beach on the South Coast, there wasn’t a lot happening, but out to the West where a random burst of sunlight created a glowing haze I could see two ferries racing towards the entrance to Wellington Harbour. The glittering water made it look as though they were above rather than in the water. Not so much the ships, but rather their emergence from the haze, evoked thoughts of the great tea clipper races. The great clipper ships would compete to bring the first new season’s tea from China to London thus to get the best price for their cargo. Ships like Ariel, Thermopylae, and of course, Cutty Sark sprang to mind. These two, the Strait Feronia and the Kaitaki could carry more and faster than those great ships, though with far less grace.

Petone

Petone form the Wainuiomata Hill

Coming back over the hill from Wainuiomata,  the sky darkened again, and presented a moody view of the harbour near Petone.

Enough for now.

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About wysiwygpurple

Retirement suits me well. I spend much of my time out making pictures, or at home organizing and refining my pictures. This blog provides me with a platform from which I can indulge my passion for improving my photography and at the same time analyze my thoughts about what I have seen, where I have been and what is happening in my life. My images set out to be honest, but that does not mean I have not adjusted them. I use software to display what I saw though the viewfinder to best advantage. My preference is for landscape and nature, and is mostly centred around my hometown of Wellington, New Zealand.
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