Sails in the sunlight

by | Mar 30, 2012 | Uncategorized | 6 comments

What a surprise, to look out my window and see a red sail. Someone was out there, enjoying this beautiful fine day.

And then there were more

and more still

all colours, it seemed.

Later in the afternoon, I took a walk and watched the yachts scudding up and down while several support vessels stayed close by – a young person’s training session perhaps. I too have sailed on the Waitemata Harbour. The Maori name— Wai te mataa—refers to water (wai) like the glinting glass of obsidian. The more modern translation is ‘sparkling waters’. Today the Waitemata was showing itself off. Everything was just right, the wind, the sun, the water. A perfect day at last!


  1. Lynley

    I love your “garden window” photos. We have been having “summer” days here too Juliet. Enjoy the “perfect” days.

    The Maori translation is so apt:-)

  2. Marja

    What is better then the concept of Sparkling waters and what is better then have such a view from your window. Arohanui Marja

  3. Hilary Melton-Butcher

    Hi Juliet .. just beautiful – love the colours and the sparkling sea – I’m not that keen on being on the water, but love to watch the magic of the colours and adventure dreams going on ..

    Cheers Hilary

  4. Hotly Spiced

    Wow. Looks like a beautiful day in Auckland. Love how the sunshine is glistening on the water. Looks like a great day to be out on a yacht. xx

  5. Penny

    You have waited so long there to have such a beautiful, pristine day, Juliet, what with all of the rains of the summer season. It must feel even more special to be viewing these scenes. Your photos are picture postcard perfect.

  6. juliet

    Lynley, glad you’ve been having the fine weather too.
    Marja, thanks for visiting; I am so lucky with this view.
    Hilary, it’s always nice to watch the adventures of others.
    Charley, yes a perfect day for sailing.
    Penny, we waited a long time for this, certainly, and the wait does make it more special. Thank you.


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