Rā 216 Rāhoroi 5 o Here-turi-kōkā

So many photos to choose from today. An amazing flight down to Wellington with clear views of NZ North Island landscape. Then I went for a run up Mount Climie which was a hard grind but stunning views of Rimutakas and Hutt Valley from the top. (no photos cos phone ran out of battery!) In the afternoon Chris and I went for a stroll along the beach at Petone. It was beautiful. So today’s photo is Petone Wharf as the sun is going down.

Rā 243, Rātū 30 o Here-turi-kōkā

Day 2 India Rankin Cup and an early morning game up the Kapiti Coast at Paraparaumu. The boys played hard and worked well as a team but were simply outclassed by a slick Auckland Grammar team. Men against boys,  really.  Gus’ strained ligaments are officially a broken bone after a visit to the physio and then X-ray … so he is now in a moon boot and unlikely to play the rest of the tournament. He’s gutted!

We had a wander round Petone late afternoon – I love the old buildings and the juxtaposition of the grand,  old designs and the tacky add ons of the modern shop fronts. Quite sad how some of those old buildings with a sense of importance or gravitas have become purveyors of tacky trash.