My images today are a somewhat random collection.
All were taken high above Wellington on Te Ahumairangi Hill. The views of the inner city from up there are clean and crisp and I enjoy these aspects of our city.
With a long lens, the camera needs swing just a few degrees left or right to offer a completely different perspective on Wellington.
There was a lot of birdsong where I was standing and soon several tuis overcame their wariness to resume their gathering of nectar from the flax blossoms.
Then another bird came into view. This time it was the growl of a 285 hp radial engine that caught my attention. The Chinese Nanchang CJ-6A is much enjoyed by warbird enthusiasts around the world. This one was circling in what I imagine was a holding pattern because at Wellington Airport, I believe that general aviation takes second place to the scheduled commercial services. After a stream of Airbus and ATR aircraft, the Nanchang (appropriately registered ZK-MAO) growled off across the harbour to join the approach to the South.
As I drove down the winding roads towards the city another viewpoint opened up and I couldn’t resist one last view across the harbour to Oriental Bay. That nice sandy beach (shipped across the strait from Golden Bay) is ready for a summer that has yet to arrive in any meaningful way. I live in hope.
That’s all for now.