This afternoon I wandered down to Hayes Street Wharf in Neutral Bay. Sitting on the new jetty I sat for a while to see what would take my interest. (My mind also needed some breathing space as I had just walked out of the house and the noise levels had been …let’s say…high.) I sketched some of the boats and the small houses that sit right on the edge of the harbour. Even on a drab day like today I love seeing how the light hits the various planes in my view.
The ferry arrived so all the people sitting with me suddenly left. I couldn’t help but try and capture the ferry chugging off to the next stop.
It was draughty so I moved to a bench at the bottom of Hayes Street. The bench was quite high off the ground so my feet kind of swung in the air. I thought to study more boats but I was drawn to the industrial buidlings on the harbour’s edge. There was such an array of interesting shapes…
(The industrial buildings are ex HMAS Platypus base. The ‘Platypus Site’ is undergoing remediation and there are plans for it to opened up for commercial and public use. According to the Harbour Trust government website…)
See, you learn things when you stop and draw!