In the last 4 days I was out for sunrise twice, and the other two days I didn't head out due to rain. Well, I have now had to learn that the weather is extremely changeable here and the weather forecast really should just be used as a very loose guideline ;) The two days that I didn't go out for sunrise I could have kicked myself, 'cause that sun bursting through the clouds, and that colour in the sky was phenomenal. Anyway, lesson learned - I shan't make anything weather dependent and simply take my chances as and when ;)
Anyway, the images below are a collection from the two days that I was out there :)
Tuesday I went for a nice walk along the beach gravel road known as the "Red Rock Walkway", south of Wellington. This road takes you along the rugged coastline to the Red Rock formations to Owhiro Bay, along to where the seal colony can often be spotted and then onwards to Sinclair Head.
“This unusual rock formation was created when an outcrop of ancient volcanic pillow lava was embedded in younger greywacke, along with red and green siltstone. The Red Rocks Scientific Reserve was created in 1972 after growing public concern about quarrying in the area. " — from Wellington.govt.nz
The thriving ecosystem in these waters is wonderful … I even saw little star fish :) That made my day! :)
Yesterday I was still stiff and sore from the long walk along that gravel road (hard work when you're not quite as fit as you'd like to be ;) ) so I elected to take a drive up to Mount Victoria Lookout where you can get a 360 degree view over Wellington City, the harbour, Miramar Peninsular, over towards the Airport and Lyall Bay. What a truly gorgeous morning! I had the lookout area more or less to myself, just the occasional cyclists and joggers coming along.
So there we are, I'll leave you with that for now. Click on the images and they'll enlarge and you can just scroll through them :) Hope you enjoy this little gallery of my Wellington and surrounds explorations :)
After the Easter weekend I hope to show you some gorgeous material from around the Rotorua area. Very very excited to be heading up that way! Let's see what we get to see :)
In the meantime, have a wonderful Easter!