December 29, 2015 … a family outing

Our run of extraordinarily fine weather continues.


Our grandsons Isaac and Cooper (centre) paying soccer in Williams Park

We used it yesterday for lunch on the grass at Williams Park, Days Bay.  It was also the occasion of granddaughter Grace’s Maggie’s eleventh birthday. While the adults (OK, the ladies) were setting up lunch, the youngsters raced around the park playing soccer. The skills these youngsters displayed was quite impressive.  Lunch was relaxed and delicious.


Once he became accustomed to the water temperature, Isaac kept jumping in.

A little while later, those who were dressed for the occasion went swimming. Our grandchildren Grace and Isaac live in Queensland so there was initially a sharp intake of breath as they felt the chill of Wellington Harbour, but once they got going there was no stopping them.


Crazy uncle Ants leaps from the upper position as his daughter Billie Maggie and niece Grace watch on

They were encouraged in their daring by their uncle Anthony (Ants) who seems to know no fear. They all took turns at diving or jumping from the platform erected for the purpose by the local council.

Days Bay ferry

Another ferry-load of passengers pour into the bay.

Day’s Bay was busier than I’ve ever seen it, and the ferry from the city kept bringing more people.


The family rest on the pontoon before making the return swim to the beach

The youngsters swam from the wharf out to a diving pontoon, accompanied by  Ants to make sure no-one got into difficulty. After a rest on the pontoon, they returned to the park to resume the games.

I am inordinately proud of all my family.



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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One Response to December 29, 2015 … a family outing

  1. There is nothing more heartwarming than enjoying one’s family.

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