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.
Mana marina, Porirua
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 view across Onepoto to the hills of the South Island looking blue in the heat haze.
Across Porirua Harbour to Elsdon and Takapuwahia, Porirua
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.
A local resident was using his vantage point to fly the Union Jack.
And finally this Black Backed Gull decided to use this vantage point near me!