Fewer images this week, pursuant to a brief stay in hospital for some small remedial surgery and the subsequent recovery time. All seems well (thanks for asking). When I finally did get out and about again, I spent my time looking at weather on the Southern coast.
There was a strong Southerly which raised the sells in the Cook Strait to somewhere well above six metres and shut down the ferries for a few days. By the time I was mobile again, the worst had passed, but there was still significant wave action.
The next day the sun was shining and in a typical example of Wellington’s suck/blow climate, there was now a strong Northerly. I took the long and winding road through Wainuiomata to the South Coast where the residual swell was being blown back out to sea. For some reason, as I look at the right hand side of this image, I am hearing Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyries” in my head.
On the way home from the coast (it was late afternoon), I got lucky with the light in the valley beside the Wainuiomata stream. Beams of light over the edge of the hills to the West picked out a cluster of trees in a way that I just had to stop and photograph.
Normal service is expected to resume next week.