Day 81 March 21st 2016

Back on the road again.  Well,  around the lake anyway! It was a beautiful morning and what I like about walking around the lake are the people both on the lake and sharing the pathway. Most people say hello when I greet them.  The last week or so the Waka Ama crews have been training. Love their calls as they count out the strokes.

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Day 79 March 19th 2016

‘Twas a hard day at the office today. Last big training walk before we taper to the big day. Nothing in the tank at all for some reason, so I had to dig deep as we walked from Waotu South down to the river and up and down to Waipapa Dam…and then all the way back again.  30km round-trip. Too tired to take any more than this one photo at our turn around point.

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Day 78 March 18th 2016

Balloons over Waikato -an iconic Hamilton festival. Timed my walk beautifully this morning… Ever seen a flying elephant (except for Dumbo)?  I have.  A still,  warm morning,  perfect for lazily floating balloons although some did seem to be struggling to stay up.

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Day 73 March 13th 2016

Another great day on the trails preparing for the Oxfam Trail Walker.  An ‘easy’ 28km over the hill and along the beach.  Not to be – tide was higher than we expected and we walked all the way over the hill and down to the beach to find the sea lapping at the steps.  Nothing left except to climb back up again and down the road to West End beach and along the sand.  I could have chosen any one of the photos of the stunning views from the headland but this random photo took my fancy!

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Day 72 March 12th 2016

A big training weekend for the Posties in Ohope practising on the oxfam trails. The first time out with our team kit on and we got plenty of comments on our way round the trails.  What do you think?  We’re not planning on getting lost!

https://www.oxfamtrailwalker.org.nz/otw16/teams/pat-and-posties

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