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Showing posts with label Wellington. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Wellington. Show all posts

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Mt. Victoria - Wellington and Miramar Peninsula


Took a bus tour of Mt. Victoria and the Miramar Peninsula on a beautiful sunny day.  The view was spectacular in all directions.  Wellington was on the west side and the Miramar Peninsula was in the east. Later in the week, I drove the complete route around the Peninsula to see the beautiful bays of Seatoun.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Seatoun Coastal Drive's Blue Horizon

I drove the entire loop of the Seatoun and Miramar coasts.  Seatoun is an eastern suburb of Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand. It is on the east coast of the Miramar Peninsula.  The coastline was rocky with dark sand against a blue horizon and deep blue sea. For summer, it was not crowded except on the weekends.  Very different from Florida's white sand beaches with people from all over the world.  Quiet, peaceful and serene and the array of blue on blue gave it perfect harmony.

The Tide Rises The Tide Falls
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The tide rises, the tide falls,
The twilight darkens, the curlew calls;
Along the sea-sands damp and brown
The traveller hastens toward the town,
And the tide rises, the tide falls.
Darkness settles on roofs and walls,

But the sea the sea in the darkness calls;
The little waves, with their soft, white hands,
Efface the footprints in the sands,
And the tide rises, the tide falls.
The morning breaks;
the steeds in their stalls
Stamp and neigh, as the hostler calls;
The day returns, but nevermore
Returns the traveller to the shore,
And the tide rises, the tide falls.