So it is 3 weeks to go before the Abel Tasman event that seemed like such a good idea all those months ago! Training was going well til I was sick for nigh on 2 weeks and couldn’t run! Starting to panic now and so I had to try to fit in a long run this weekend. But I also wanted to spend time with Nigel. What to do? Compromise…I went for two 10km runs! The first this morning along the road, up a hill (and back down again), through the pine forest, along the beach and back along the road. Amazing to be up high looking down on the world as it wakens.
This afternoon we both went to Broken Hills – me at my pace and Nigel at his. 4.5km of relentless, steep and very gnarly up and then 5.5km if the same terrain but down! I was rewarded with stunning views though!
So since it was a day of two halves there are two photos.
I stopped at Rangiriri Pa on my home from Auckland. Some work is going on there to develop this historic site and redress in some small way the wrongs that were done when the SH1 was driven through the site many years ago.
We enjoy a beer or three at our ‘local’ on Friday evenings. The number of small craft brewers in New Zealand has grown exponentially in the last 7 years and we now enjoy a range of excellent beers. The Craftbar usually has around 12 different beers on tap so plenty to choose from. Great for the palate, not so good for the waistline! But great to unwind after a busy week.
A busy work day today but I made time to go out and smell the roses in the garden. Ok, this is not a rose and it has no scent but it is stunning!
I am always amazed how quickly stuff grows in New Zealand. Just a week ago these plants were all leaves and a few flowers. Now they are fruiting big style! But can you spot the odd one out?
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Occasionally I join in with the Weekend Hashtag Project on Instagram if the theme inspires me. “The goal this weekend is to give an insider’s look into your community through creative photos and videos”
This is my contribution so far; a wee cafe hidden away in Hamilton East which makes the best coffee!
A grey start to the day but the sun came out when we got to the southernmost tip of South Island.
Slope Point is aptly named – check out our holiday blog for more photos later.
First day in the Catlins and so many beautiful shots to choose from! A day spent at waterfalls, in bush and at beaches. This one from Purakaunui waterfall gets the pick. Apparently one of the most photographed waterfalls in New Zealand.