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

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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