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

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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