I really want some serious storm weather for a project I have in mind. However, all I am getting is a range of weather that is neither one thing nor the other.
Nevertheless, sometimes the variable weather can present a dramatic face to the world.
There have been some very nice days, and the view to the North East in the mornings is particularly spectacular. This view from a pedestrian overbridge near Naenae nearly came to grief as I slipped on the ice on the wooden boards.
From there I went to Paremata where a perfectly still morning made the Mana Marina very attractive.
Across the road to Ivey Bay I spotted another patch of very still water, with some interesting boats behind it. The Neutral density filter and a long exposure helped to make it a better image.
A day or so later, I was on my way to town for lunch with some former Dairy Board colleagues and called by the Hutt Estuary in the hope that our friendly white heron, George might be there. He wasn’t, but two of his cousins, the white-faced herons were keeping his spot warm.
As is my custom, I was in town well ahead of the appointed hour, so went up to the Mt Victoria lookout from where our beautiful city was at its sparkling best.
Back down at sea-level, near the entrance to the lagoon at Frank Kitts park, I saw this waka (canoe) with a trainee crew practicing for ceremonial paddling. The waka was a fibreglass replica rather than the real thing, but even so, the rhythmic chanting raised the hairs on my neck. See you again soon.