Grateful for the calm after the storm…

The raging sea is quiet, fishing boats at ease. The ferry glides out the harbour, a sight to please.

Interislander ferry leaving Wellington harbour, sailing past Seatoun

The planes descend, to a Wellington of calm. From the sky all looks fine, though the beaten coast needs many caring hands.

Plane descends at sunset to Wellington airport, over Lyall Bay

Sea walls completely washed away, footpaths and roads a mess. Sand dunes dealt a massive blow, like a giant has crudely stomped on them and torn the grasses to shreds.

Dunes battered by the June storm of 2013 on Worser Bay, Wellington

But in the sunshine children play, nature’s playground open again. The storm has left them treasures, tossed up on the beach to find.

The giant swing made it through the storm, still hanging from the branches near Worser Bay.

Sophie delighted to be in the sunshine on the swing at Worser Bay, Wellington

Whilst in Island Bay, the wind has gone and the park is a place to play. Riding high on the swings and climbing up the giant slide, to see the fishing boats bobbing on the high tide.

Riding the giant slide at Island Bay playground overlooking the bay

Sunsets are something to linger for again. No wild forces to drive us away.

Sunset on Wellington's south coast

Crystal clear sky, like only New Zealand knows how, to raise the spirits and leave senses in awe. Distant mountains, of New Zealand’s south island, layered with snow, stirring the imagination from Wellington’s south coast.

Mountains of the south island on the horizon, from Wellington's south coast

And a super moon to welcome back the quiet and calm, after a crazy few days that will take a while to recover from.

Super Moon June 2013


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