One of the most attractive bays on Wellington Harbour faces East on the Seatoun side. I don’t know why it’s called Scorching – Wellington’s summers rarely rise above the high twenties at the most – and the water is at most times quite invigorating (some might say darned cold) for swimming. However, it makes a suitable subject for a pen and ink sketch, as it is a very picturesque little bay with the road winding around very close to the water’s edge. It is popular with locals and weekend picnickers alike. The towering strands of native flax on the hillside give a distinctively kiwi touch to this drawing.