Following the storm last week I did another photo trip around Wellington’s southern coast.
Everywhere there were remnants of the storm – rooves covered in tarpaulins rather than tiles, sea walls partially demolished and road edges undermined and collapsing.
Even on a sunny afternoon the sea was still throwing waves at the coast with Owhiro Bay, in particular, having an endless succession of breakers crashing against the beach.
The trip ended just past Owhiro Bay as the tarmac transformed into a walkway and a helpful barrier arm suggested this was the end of the road.
A Tern enjoys a bath
Looking South again
A shag sits protected from the sea by rocks
A seagull on a rock
Storm damage to road seal
The photographer’s trusty ride
Horses on a seafront house – sea horses maybe?
Not a lighthouse, more an artist’s studio
Not a row boat, more a front deck that looks like a row boat
Looking at Island Bay with storm damage in the foreground
Storm damage to the sea wall at Island Bay
The Island Bay Bait House Aquarium
Fishing boats moored in Island Bay
Sitting on the beach at Island Bay
Looking south yet again
Only in New Zealand
Foreign visitors enjoying the rugged coast
Welcome to Owhiro Bay
Waves pummel Owhiro Bay
The end of the road