Full moon fly-past

The full moon is rising in the early evening, up into a soft pink sky over the hills along the south coast from Island Bay to Houghton Bay.  The island, Taputeranga, is out of the picture to the right and shelters the waters that we are looking across - but the weather is more settled anyway, and the skies have cleared.  It is a peaceful time, a transition, muted sounds of distant traffic, the ebb and flow of the water, and the sharp scent that conveys the salty dampness of the seashore.  A noisy formation of seagulls flies past, saluting the end of the day.