|Port Albert on the Kaipara Harbour|
This photo looks lovely, doesn't it? But it's not always so picturesque. When the tide is out, it looks like this:
|Low tide at the wharf|
But today there were kingfishers at the end of the jetty, landing then flying and diving for fish, going round and round from the handrails to the water and back again. And I wanted to photograph them so, clutching the rail tightly and stepping ever so slowly, I made the long walk from the shore to the end of the wharf.
By which time the kingfishers had seen me coming and abandoned the area completely!