October 10, 2015 … waiting for waves

My day was wiped out yesterday, spent in the A&E department of Wellington Hospital with a family member.


Boiling surf in Lyall Bay

When I was released from duty I made a hasty trip further South to Lyall Bay, where solid green waves were exploding onto the airport sea wall.


An Air New Zealand Airbus A320 about to touch down. All the Boeing 737s have gone now.

The sun was shining, but that dogged Northerly persisted, making the planes coming in from the South wobble on their approach.


Potential for overlap

Down in the bay, there were twenty or thirty surfers waiting for the right wave to catch their next ride. Every so often a sequence of suitable waves would arrive and there was the usual scramble to get in the right place for what seems to be an all too short ride. With that many riders in such a short space, there were inevitably some close misses, but I saw no actual collisions.


Waiting for the moment

Now and then the waves would be green and weighty and I liked this guy on a stand-up paddle board who seemed perilously close to the rocky sea wall beside the airport runway.  I am happy to report that my daughter is recovering from her mishap.

That’s all for now.


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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One Response to October 10, 2015 … waiting for waves

  1. Pleased to hear that re your daughter.

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