November 18, 2015 … at the bay*

I got into a real time squeeze yesterday.


Panorama at Day’s Bay

The day was almost at an end with nothing useful in the can. I drove out along the Eastern Bays until I stopped at Day’s Bay. If any of you are fans of Katherine Mansfield, this is the setting for the short story “At the Bay“. No visible remnant of that scene remains save only the wharf, the crescent of the bay, and the ever-present sighing of the water.


The beach and wharf at sea level

The Day’s Bay jetty is where the steamer Cobar used to come. No more. The modern diesel-powered catamarans come and go like buses, a mere portion of Wellington’s commuter system, delivering workers from their offices to suburbia.


Sombre sunset

Dark overcast clouds were lit from below by the setting sun. I wonder what Katherine Mansfield would recognise the scene of her family excursions.

That’s all today.

  • At the bay by Katherine Mansfield

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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