Vantage points

Summer has hit here with a capital “S”! Temperatures have been high and being out in the blazing sun for too long is not advisable. Sun hats, sun block, covering up, seeking shade and plenty of fluid is the order of the day.

The sky has been a deep, clear blue for days on end without a cloud in sight.

Yesterday an errand took me near this vantage point and I thought I would share some photos of the Porirua Harbour and views over Porirua.
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Mana marina, Porirua

Mana marina, Porirua


The entrance to Porirua Harbour and the Pauatahanui Inlet.  Mana Marina to the right of the photo.

The entrance to Porirua Harbour and the Pauatahanui Inlet. Mana Marina to the right of the photo.


The flat top of Mana Island on the horizon, beyond Whitireia Park and Onepoto, Porirua

The flat top of Mana Island on the horizon, beyond Whitireia Park and Onepoto, Porirua


The view across Onepoto to the hills of the South Island looking blue in the heat haze.

The view across Onepoto to the hills of the South Island looking blue in the heat haze.


Across Porirua Harbour to Elsdon and Takapuwahia, Porirua

Across Porirua Harbour to Elsdon and Takapuwahia, Porirua


A section of Porirua City

A section of Porirua City


The steep, parched hills beyond Porirua city.  The highest point is known as Colonial Knob.  It is a muscle stretching climb to that point.

The steep, parched hills beyond Porirua city. The highest point is known as Colonial Knob. It is a muscle stretching climb to that point.

A local resident was using his vantage point to fly the Union Jack.
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And finally this Black Backed Gull decided to use this vantage point near me!
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15 thoughts on “Vantage points

  1. mothercat2013

    Sure looks like a glorious day! I think the strength of this summer can be measured by the number of international cricket games that have been called off – only one, in Auckland – quite extraordinary! 🙂 Certainly a summer to remember.

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    1. ordinarygood Post author

      Aren’t all the blues fantastic! Your favourite colour. I thought I spotted a friendly wave away on the far horizon of the South Island! There are times when it looks so close!

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      1. ordinarygood Post author

        Nature seems to have things in balance then. Hot summer here and snowy winter where you are. We are not set up for such hot weather – we need screens over the windows so we can leave some open at night. The mosquitoes (sp?) eat us if we don’t close up as they sun goes down:-( And my summer “wardrobe” (cough, cough) isn’t geared for 30C day after day…..I may have to go shopping! I am loving the clear blue sky and the night sky has a special look in this warmth too. Keep warm!

      2. Jo Woolf

        Hoping things cool down a little for you! I’m wondering if I’ll be able to get out and photograph a few snowy castles that are fairly close to home! 🙂

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