December 22, 2015 … around the harbour

If I follow my nose, it always seeks out sea air.

Tarakena

Tarakena rounds the Halswell light

Pt Halswell is at the Northern tip of the Miramar Peninsula in Wellington Harbour. The black and white chequered lighthouse at the tip is designed to prevent vessels from running ashore on its rocky coast.  Of course, the harbour pilot vessel Tarakena should be in no such danger.

Liwia P

Liwia P enters the harbour from Nelson

Whenever Tarakena is going somewhere, it usually means a larger vessel is coming or going. In this case it was the container vessel, Liwia P registered in Monrovia.

Birds

Feeding frenzy

As she passed, I noticed a flurry of sea birds, clearly in pursuit of a shoal of fish. The black-backed gull, red-billed gull, white-fronted tern and the fluttering shearwater were all in on the act. It was a great spectacle to witness.

Tugs

Pushing against the wind

By the time I had finished with the birds and driven back to town, Liwia P was lined up for a berth at the container wharf, and the two tugs Tiaki and Tapuhi were making hard work of pushing against the stiff wind towards her berth.

That’s all for now.

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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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