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

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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One Response to October 10, 2015 … waiting for waves

  1. Pleased to hear that re your daughter.

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