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Summer on the south coast

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Wellington’s summer was at its early best today, giving special pleasure to scores of swimmers at Island Bay.

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Temperatures reached as high as 23 degrees.

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At Princess Bay, too, the warm temperatures encouraged swimmers into the chilly waters of Cook Strait.

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As many people relaxed, KiwiRail’s two remaining Cook Strait ferries continued trying to meet an impossible demand.

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A typical south coast pleasure, family fun in the rock pools.

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And up in the hills, another summer recreation. This was McAlister Park, where cricketers paid no attention to the distant views of the south coast.