Pam was a category 5 cyclone when she slammed Vanuatu, and she could have been bad for New Zealand as well. Weather reports said that I had a half day or more on Sunday before the rain began, followed by a solid day of rain on Monday. It seemed wise to spend that half-day outside on Sunday. In spite of strong winds, a lot of kiwis and tourists alike had that same idea.
There is a gallery of 12 pictures below. To view on imgur, click here.
I decided to head for high ground with a view of the east, to watch the weather develop. North Head and Mt. Victoria are both volcanic cones in Devonport, fortified by Maori, then by Europeans, today reserves/parks.
In this gallery I have focused on the scenery almost entirely, rather than buildings, guns or bunkers.
Rain started around 2:00pm on Sunday, winds got intense Sunday night into Monday morning, skies were clear and blue by late Monday morning.
Steppin' the miles, enjoying the view, bringing it all to you.