Writing inspirations – an invigorating walk around a wonderful bay

Today’s writing inspiration – for NaNoWriMo entrants and for writers of all persuasions – is a photo I took of Oriental Bay in Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand.

Oriental Bay - named after one of the original colony ships that arrived in 1840 and a popular walk for Wellingtonians today.
Oriental Bay – named after one of the original colony ships that arrived in 1840 and a popular walk for Wellingtonians today.

I find it inspiring to walk around this bay, with its imported sand and its luxury apartments backed by the green belt where – just a little further along – Peter Jackson shot the ‘Hobbits under the log’ scene for Fellowship of The Ring.

Copyright © Matthew Wright 2014

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5 thoughts on “Writing inspirations – an invigorating walk around a wonderful bay

  1. I don’t happened to be participating in NaNoWriMo this year, but brother the memories you conjured up! Around the bay, I found more than water and sand! I would have to make it a suspense/mystery novel if I did.

    1. Definitely scope there! The bay’s at the end of the Wellington Writers’ Walk – which has a whole pile of inspiring quotes from local writers, all carved out of concrete, which I really must feature in a post some stage.

    1. It’s a curious bay – used to be quite down-market, picked up in the last 20 years or so and is part of a wider Wellington waterfront. Still, I wouldn’t want to own an apartment there even if I had the money, though – of late, and in part thanks to the excavations, the hill behind has had a tendency to visit the houses below during wet weeks.

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