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Pylon

Pylon

Do not climb (the pylon, that is; it is pylon 32 on Line A between Otahuhu to Henderson). More importantly: clear blue sky with a promise of (so far) the coldest night to come (3 degrees C expected). In the background right: Mangere Mountain, one of our volcanic hills.…

Coastal Shipping

Milburn Carrier II at French Bay

Milburn Carrier II at French Bay

The Milburn Carrier II has delivered its load of cement and is on the way back to the South Island. High tide is needed to negotiate the channel.

The Manukau Harbour – opening from the Auckland Isthmus to the Tasman Sea – is too shallow for modern shipping.…

Nightfall

The Cloud

The Cloud

A big cloud towers over the Manukau Harbour, catching the last light of the setting sun. As the Low disappeared in the east, a chilly night ensued, followed by a crisp but sunny day. French Bay.

More Skywatch images at the Skywatch Site!…

Hillsborough Bay

Hillsborough Bay from Orpheus Drive

Hillsborough Bay from Orpheus Drive

This week there have been several occasions when the Manukau Harbour was ever so smooth. Not alway with blue sky, but with nice reflections. I was tempted to submit this picture for the monthly theme of tranquillity — adding that tranquillity also refers to what is excluded, as much as to what is shown.…

Titirangi Beach

Titirangi Beach

Titirangi Beach

The narrow and windy Titirangi Beach Road leads down to this charming Bay on the Manukau Harbour.

More Skywatch images at the Skywatch Site!

Manukau Harbour, Seen Across the Bay

Manukau Harbour, Seen Across the Bay

Pas de Trois

Three Oystercatchers

Three Oystercatchers

When the tide comes in, oystercatchers leave their feeding grounds in the mudflats of the Manukau Harbour to rest and roost on the shore. Most of the time there is no action beyond a bit of shuffling about, but now and then there are shrill and excited noises, often accompanying a curious dance-like behaviour.…

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