On the last night we were in Whanganui I was at a loose end, as my daughter was attending the social that occurs once all competition is over. As it is much too embarrassing to have a parent present I dropped her off and went for a drive round the city.

First stop was the river down by the boat ramp just as the sun had dipped over the horizon

First stop was the river down by the boat ramp just as the sun had dipped over the horizon

Part of the wharf is falling apart.

Part of the wharf is falling apart.

These old warehouses are in a bag state of affairs and date from a time when the river was a principle trade route to the interior.

These old warehouses are in a bag state of affairs and date from a time when the river was a principle trade route to the interior.

Final shot is several hours after the previous three. Lights from the city and Taupo Quay reflect in the river.
Final shot is several hours after the previous three. Lights from the city and Taupo Quay reflect in the river.