Sophie photographed by the wonderful Hay

This morning I had the pleasure of meeting a blogger friend! The wonderful Hay of ‘Where Karma meets Camera‘.

We serendipitously met at Stables on the Park a weekend or so back, after I’d been following her blog for a while. Her photographs (visit Hay’s Fauxtography), combined with witty, thoughtful prose keeps me wanting for more. After our surprise meeting we planned to meet again and get to know one another beyond the world of cyberspace.

We met at Churchill Park Play Area in Seatoun as one of her daughters was interested in seeing the Wahine Memorial. Forty years ago, on 10 April 1968, the Wahine sailed into Wellington harbour in the worst storm the city has endured. The ferry hit Barrett Reef, foundered , then rolled near Steeple Rock, just off Seatoun beach. Fifty-three people died, most drowning off the eastern coast. A memorial service was held this year with a link added to the chain of the anchor.

Hay has four delightful daughters who are an absolute credit to her. Sophie delighted in meeting them and we had so much fun. Thanks to Hay for this incredible photograph of Sophie, with her lips stained with strawberries! We can’t wait to meet again! Check out Hay’s post on our meeting – and their ‘wild goose chase’ to find us!

CREDIT: Hay of ‘Where Karma meets Camera‘, 2008