October 4, 2015 … meandering photographers

Yesterday I participated in the annual World Wide Photo Walk.

Kaiarahi

Kaiarahi (formerly Stena Alegra) doing some kind of promotional cruise around the harbour.

This year there were 21,578 walkers in 1,000 walks around the world. It is part advertising and part charity fund-raising. I was the organiser for the Wellington area walk and this year I chose Petone as the focus of the walk. I arrived at the start point early and spotted the Interisland Line’s most recent acquisition, fresh from overhaul and renaming in Singapore. The Kaiarahi was making a slow trip around Matiu/Somes Island and so close to the Petone shoreline she looked huge. That is, until you compared her with the 116,00 Tonne Diamond Princess unexpectedly diverted to Wellington to avoid high winds in Port Chalmers.

Wharf

Petone Wharf, low tide

At the base of the wharf, I liked the stringy tendrils of cloud radiation from the South.

Clouds

Stringy clouds

It took just a few hundred metres before the walkers scattered and there was just a group of three of us walking together. As we progressed along the esplanade, the clouds in the South seemed to get more interesting.

Heron

At the centre of the rings – a white-faced heron

Inevitably the walk took us past the Hikoikoi reserve where a solitary white-faced heron was dredging amidst some colourful reflections and coming up with small fish and crabs from time to time. It was an unexciting but pleasant walk that ended as these things often do, in a local hostelry where I enjoyed a pizza and a beer.

And that’s all for today.

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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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