I’ve lived in Wellington for about 6 months now, it’s not the first time I’ve lived here. Last time I lived in Wellington in 1990, was for about 6 months. That’s not to suggest it’s time to leave though. Not a bit of it. Not yet anyway. A selection of random shots from around Wellington, not so much in Wellington, as around it.
Erskine College, Island Bay. Derelict old convent school, probably haunted.
Winter in Island Bay. I live in Island Bay so you may experience a bias in these photos
Sunset in Island Bay, see? Bias.
That Island is called Tapu te Tanga. It’s in Island Bay.
That’s the way in to Wellington Harbour. If you come by boat that is.
Surfer dudes at Titahi Bay.
Wellington from Wrights Hill, long exposure to get that cool line of light thing on the motorway from the Hutt Valley.
Oh look, it’s Island Bay again. Actually this is Houghton Bay, the next bay along.
Cool clouds above Owhiro Bay. The Kaikoura Ranges in the distance, 200 kilometres distant.
Pauatahanui, Porirua Harbour, Not many Paua in there though I reckon.
Pencarrow Lighthouses at the Wellington Harbour Entrance, for when one Lighthouse isn’t enough.
Pilot boat escorting a container ship out of Wellington.
Cool Sunset clouds above Makara, making the huge wind turbines look puny.
Sea thing. Karaka Bay
Boat shed thing in Lowry Bay. Hasn’t stored any boats for a while. Not sure what it’s for now.
Chopper dude, Lyall Bay. Probably reading ‘Zen And The Art Of Bicycle Maintenance’.
Tararua Ranges above the Hutt Valley. Taken from Oriental Bay.
Those rocks are really big. This was the day after the ‘Great Storm’. I call all good storms, the ‘Great Storm’. It amuses me.
The Interislander ferry heading for the South Island. I take this boat every month. There and back, obviously. Otherwise I’d live in the South Island now.
Kite Surfer in Lyall Bay. Good and windy.
Two things, Air New Zealand didn’t crash into the hill and the sea is full of Dolphins, Lyall Bay.
Colourful, in Lyall Bay.
He survived, so did his cell phone. He actually ran away. I also have a photo of that.
I believe those shed are empty and the land soon to be used for something more modern. Flash apartments would be best. Wait and see.
OK, so this could be anywhere of course, but this cool surf shot was taken by me in Wellington. Houghton Bay to be precise.
That’s a Nor’Wester blowing above Wrights Hill at Sunset. Windy Welly.
Miramar Peninsula, in the mid-ground.
Oriental Bay, people walk along the waterfront there, or run in colour co-ordinated lycra wearing headphones carrying an unnecessary water bottle.
The Road to nowhere, one of those ‘there and back’ sort of roads.
Like everyone, I love a brightly coloured boat shed
Spring, Princess Bay. Pretty.
Boat shed in Ivey Bay, Paremata. Actually many boat sheds. Just that one is more obvious.
The Classic Cable Car shot, you can buy a postcard just like this one.
So there you go. There’s much more to Wellington of course. But I’ve had enough of thinking up things to write in captions now. You could always visit and see for your self.