Friday, March 23, 2007

Lovely lunch

Clouds reflected in the calm waters of Lake Rotoiti, 3 March 2007

I met up with a friend for lunch today at East Coast Cafe down by the Estuary and had a truly lovely time. We sat outside (in the shade of a sun umbrella in deference to my easily burnt skin and general overall whiteness), gazed at the briny blue and chatted about this and that. There was quite a strong easterly wind which meant that we didn't get too hot and it was GREAT. I came back to work feeling quite refreshed.

It reminded me how much I love the water. Growing up we could hear the sea in storms and could see it (if we stood on the dining room table). We sailed as children and have had lots of adventures and misadventures, though fortunately nothing too major. One of my grandmothers lived in Lyttelton and had the best picture window looking out over the port. Even now I love trips on ferries, preferably of the small ferry kind (I find the inter-islander stuffy).

It does one good to go down to the sea and smell the fresh ozone.



Blogger Cheryl said...

Girl this photo is screaming out to be entered into an open class competition and if you don't I will not be very happy at all!

Okay so that may mean I don't win said competition but I don't mind that in the least this photo is stunningly awesome!

ENTER IT first chance you get! Think May!

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