We’ve spent a fantastic week tramping around the edge of the Cobb Valley. It was rather wetter than we hoped, but a good time was had by all.
We went to church this afternoon. Spent two rather uncomfortable but rewarding hours on the pews of St Michaels Catholic church in Remuera.
Here we are in the Pulman Hotel ballroom, waiting for dinner to be served. I’m starving, might have to eat my third bread roll.
I went down to the beach for a run this afternoon, and stopped for a look at the new sub-division. The developers have obviously spent a lot of money on planting up the stormwater ponds.
This weekend, Felicity and I have been exploring the Manukau harbour foreshore around Manurewa.
On my run this afternoon I passed through the old Clemows orchard, down near Rosedale Rd. On the public reserve between the houses and the creek, there are dozens of old apple trees, where those in the know can get free fruit in season.
I surprised two wild deer as I arrived at the Connifer Grove picnic area in Woodhill Forest this morning. Bikes travel fairly quietly, so I was only a hundred metres or so away before they bounded off. A normal height wire fence didn’t even slow them down!
Yesterday I got to walk through the new tunnel, just before it becomes a motorway. It was remarkably clean, having been completely vaccumed for a $350-a-plate black tie dinner the night before.
My mother’s landscaping project got finished today. I went over for lunch and to do a quick inspection.
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After dropping Judith at school this morning, I ducked into the bush behind Massey University to put the finishing touches on the berm I have been making on the Royal Albany Bicycle Trail.
When I biked to the top of the nursery hill this afternoon, I noticed all the big pines at the back of the old Centrepoint Nursery have been chopped. The building in the photo is the Kauri house.
Running through the Auckland domain today, I watched a train going into the tunnel at Parnell. Just to the left of the main portal is a smaller tunnel which has been blocked up with concrete blocks.
Leaving my car parked at the Warehouse, I headed off on foot up the Albany highway and down Bush road to Rosedale Park. On the far side of the park is the start of the cycle way.
Tonight Judith recorded a UFO at Waikeraka Park on her phone.
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